Regulate indoor temperature
With our country’s hot climate, we need to be mindful of indoor temperatures. If your home runs too hot, you risk dehydration, heat stroke, and other pulmonary disease. It may also affect sleep quality and the immune system, especially for children and the elderly. To help cool down, WHO recommends proper ventilation (and taking advantage of the night air), window shades, green spaces, and thermal insulation.
Prevent household crowding
This aspect of housing covers the size and capacity of your home. Studies show that crowding may increase the risk of disease, sleep disorders, and stress. Before choosing or building your home, it is best to take your family’s numbers into consideration.
Remove injury hazards
Globally, about a third of injuries occur at home. However, you can minimize this risk by freeing your space of hazards like uneven flooring and steps, inadequate lighting, and unprotected hot surfaces. Prevent home injuries by adding gates and stoppers on your stairs, guards on stoves, and child-safety locks on your doors and windows. It is also best to inspect your floors to make sure that they aren’t too slippery especially when wet.