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How to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

The holidays are right around the corner, and that means your home will likely be more active than usual. Here are some tips on how to prepare for the most festive time of the year!

Homeowner Holiday Prep Tips

Maintain Your Heater

Your heater probably took the summer off, so when getting it back into a regular working groove, you’ll want to make sure everything seems in order. It’s recommended that you change the filter before turning it back on, which will help the unit run more efficiently and keep the air pristine. Also, take immediate action if you notice any strange noises or performance changes.

Check Your Thermostat

Your thermostat will get a lot of use during the winter, with fluctuating temperatures and trying to achieve the perfect comfort level. Upgrading to a smart thermostat will help your home’s heating system run more efficiently and save you money in the process.

There’s also an added convenience of more accurate readings, adjusting the temperature from a smartphone or tablet, and an easy-to-use interface.

Anticipate the Arrival of Guests

The holidays also mean that you’ll probably have guests over at some point. Planning will help make sure everything runs smoothly. Have enough towels, utensils, and necessities for your guests — such as a toilet plunger and trash can in each bathroom.

If you are hosting overnight guests, have extra toiletries like soap and shower gel stocked. You may also want to have a set of sheets and pillowcases for your visitors.

Decorate Your Home Safely

Then there’s the fun part: decorating! Feel free to make your home your own space and decorate to your taste. Whichever holiday or occasion you’re celebrating, adding personal touches will always catch someone’s eye.

It’s also a good idea to keep decorations from interfering with any HVAC vents. After all, you wouldn’t want to hinder your unit’s performance and risk a potential hazard.

HVAC Repair in Flanders

For all your heating repairs and installations this winter, call Jack Frost Heating & Air Conditioning, LLC at (973) 270-9096. We also offer air conditioning and air quality needs!