Is your home ready for the holidays and to host family and friends? While some things are best left to the professionals, there are several home maintenance projects you can do yourself that will impress your holiday guests and make them feel at home during their stay. Prepping your home before holiday guests arrive is easy. Just follow these tips!
Check For Drafts
Drafts can make a huge difference in the comfort of your home. Not only could warm air be sneaking out, but cold outdoor air could be seeping in. Take some time to inspect windows and doors around your home, looking for any small gaps or cracks that could be the culprit. These can easily be filled with any gap filler from your local hardware store. While it is a small and simple fix, this can make a huge difference in your comfort and your energy bills!
Clean Up Your Yard
Your yard is the first impression guests have of your home. Make it a good one! While the outdoors do look a bit drab in the winter, there’s still no reason for bushes to be overgrown or for equipment and toys to be spread out on the lawn. Begin by storing away any toys or lawn equipment. This will keep them safe from the cold weather, rain, or the occasional snow. Now you can spruce up your yard. Trim any overgrown branches and rake up leaves and leftover trimmings. Consider lining your drive and walkway with solar lights for the safety of your guests and for a timelessly beautiful look.
Change Your HVAC Filters
HVAC systems are often forgotten when it comes to DIY home maintenance tasks. However, having clean filters in your system can make a large difference in the quality of your home’s air, and they’re quite simple to change out! Old and dirty filters will not be able to filter out any dust or particles from your air. It’s best to get in a habit of routinely changing your filters as they also aid in your system running at utmost efficiency levels.
Schedule A Tune-Up
Another good idea is to have your HVAC system serviced by professionals before guests arrive. Having an HVAC professional inspect your system can give you peace of mind this holiday season knowing your heating system will not give out while hosting guests! Regular maintenance also prolongs the life of your system and ensures it’s always running at peak efficiency levels. Consider Legacy Heating and Cooling for any of your HVAC needs.
Clean and Freshen Up!
Some light organization and cleaning of your home can really help guests feel the most comfortable. Focus on guest rooms and common areas. Stock guest bathrooms with some extra hygiene products and ask guests if they have any food requests. Your guests will appreciate these small gestures.
While your new air filter will help your home’s indoor air quality, some holiday scented candles or wax melts will also help set the Christmas mood. These little touches can go a long way.
Give Us A Call For Home Comfort Needs
We have your back this holiday season. If you need assistance with your heating system, give us a call at (205) 364-1044 or visit our website. As your local American Standard Customer Care Dealer in Tuscaloosa, AL, we care about the comfort of your whole home and family. For more information, tips, and to follow along with our work, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram! prepping your home for holiday guestsprepping your home for holiday guests