Now is the time of year when we start thinking about falling leaves, football games, carving pumpkins, and wearing flannel. At least that’s how we feel in our little area of New Jersey. Once those temperatures drop, we retreat indoors and start searching for ways to stay cozy and warm.
So, if you’re searching for extra ways to spice up your indoor comfort this season, we’ve got some great ideas. So, pour yourself a pumpkin spiced latte, and let’s get started.
Get your fireplace inspected annually.
Does your home have a real, wood-burning fireplace? According to the Chimney Safety Institute of America “Chimneys, fireplaces, and vents shall be inspected at least once a year…” An inspection by a licensed professional will determine if your fireplace needs cleaning, repairs, or other maintenance. Remember, maintaining property safety protocol for your fireplace goes a long way in keeping your home safe.
Switch to soy candles.
Are you looking to add some cozy vibes to your family’s living area? If so, you probably enjoy burning candles and enjoying their lovely scents. It has been suggested that paraffin wax candles may emit more emissions than other wax candles. For this reason, experts at the Cleveland Clinic suggest avoiding paraffin wax and switching to soy wax candles. Bonus: They still smell great!
Vacuum those vents.
If you’re snuggling up on the couch for movie night with a fuzzy blanket and a bowl of popcorn, you’ll want to ensure that your indoor air is healthy and clean. After all, no one wants dog hair or dust flying into that popcorn bin! Keep your family room free of debris by vacuuming vents and cleaning rugs regularly. Investing in an indoor air quality system or a room air purifier is also a great way to make your space clean and snug.
Uncover your optimal sleep temperature.
What is the best temperature for sleep? This hot topic and the optimal sleep temperature is debated among many. But the National Sleep Foundation recommends keeping your bedroom temperature between 60- and 67-degrees Fahrenheit to promote the best sleep. Setting back your thermostat is also helpful if you’re hoping to save energy and money, since lowering your thermostat seven to 10 degrees can save up to 10 percent on your energy bill annually.
Schedule regular furnace inspection
Want to know the secret to keeping your home cozy and happy during the chillier months? The answer is simple: Schedule a regular furnace tune-up or furnace inspection from Air Experts! A routine checkup will safeguard your home from premature breakdowns and ensure that your furnace provides the warmth you need.
Did You Know You Can Schedule Online?
If your home is due for some cozy maintenance, give our team a call. In case you don’t know, you can schedule those appointments easily right from our website! Whether it’s a heater tune-up or an indoor air quality check, our pros can do it all. Sign up for service online by clicking here.