Although warmer weather is an exciting part of late May, Memorial Day is also a time to honor those brave men and women who have lost their lives fighting for our freedom. And many of us honor our lost loved ones by gathering with family and friends on Memorial Day to remember their sacrifice. This time together means your home should be in its very best shape when hosting guests.
Here are six pro tips for keeping a safe, cool, and happy home this holiday.
Cool Tip: AC Tune-Up
We will always recommend an annual spring AC tune-up. Our team of experts offers a comprehensive check of your system’s components, coils, compressors, filters, refrigeration levels, lubrication and so much more. Regular AC tune-ups are the key to a fully functioning AC system all year round. Plus, it’s the best way to avoid a premature AC replacement, too!
Safety Tip: Clean, Clean, Clean
A clean house is a great way for homeowners to showcase their home pride. Vacuum the rugs, clean bathrooms, dust furniture, and wipe counters prior to any gatherings. Lastly, don’t forget those return vents.Vacuuming those vents allows your air ducts to release clean air into your home rather than nasty allergens.
Cool Tip: Change the Air Filter
Again, vacuuming vents is helpful, but changing your air filters is the best way to ensure that your guests are breathing in the cleanest air possible. Plus, a fresh air filter allows your AC system to work more efficiently, so you’re enjoying cooler air, too. As always, Air Experts is available to help you decide on the perfect air filter for your home should you have questions.
Safety Tip: Organize the Patio or Deck
If you’re going to throw a picnic, be sure your entertaining space is safe for guests and pets, too. This means removing clutter, cleaning up any spills, kid-proofing areas, gating off outdoor compressors from pets and kids, and removing any plants that may be poisonous to pets!
Cool Tip: Close the Blinds
If the warm weather has your guests moving indoors, you’ll want to be sure your space is as cool as possible. In addition, to running your AC system, keep your blinds closed to shut out the sun’s rays. You can always invest in UV-blocking shades as well to really keep the heat out.
Safety Tip: Practice Grill Safety
Grills can be a hazard—especially when kids are around. Be sure you keep your grill in a separate area from where you are entertaining so curious little ones don’t grab grill utensils or reach for the hot grill cover. And keep food out of reach of toddlers and pets, too!
Have a Safe Memorial Day
Air Experts wishes you a very safe Memorial Day weekend. And remember, if any last-minute HVAC issues arise before your picnic, feel free to call our technicians for any repairs you may need. We offer AC tune-ups, AC repairs, AC replacements, AC maintenance and more. Plus, we are available seven days a week for your convenience.
You can schedule an appointment online or call our office at (732) 759-0934.