Home Hacks with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Published on August 23, 2016 The cooler season is on its way and that means you’re most likely getting ready to start spending more of your time inside. Be ready with these home ideas from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. splash a little scent on your air filter to make your home smell good. Your home air filter is precisely what it sounds like – the piece that your air blows through so it can filter out everything it can from your home’s air. To help your home get a burst of delicious smells every time your heating or cooling system kicks on, next time you put in a new air filter pour a little bit of lavender or other essential oils onto the surface of the air filter. Try a little at first, then sprinkle more as desired to create more fragrance. Improve your area with the correct rug placement. Burlap and Lace Blog offers these fantastic layouts of how to correctly (and fashionably) position your rug in your bedroom, dining room, and living room. Smart thermostat Be sure your home is always comfy with a smart thermostat. It learns your routines so it can proactively adjust the temperature for ideal energy-efficiency and comfort. You can also adjust the temperature from your smart phone so when you’re driving back home you can set the thermostat to your ideal temperature so it’s comfortable when you walk in your home. Add some eye candy. Create your own garland by browning thin slices of fruit and stringing the baked fruit on some wire. It will add a little color and also make your house smell delightful. Boil some spices for a natural potpourri. Gently heat water, cinnamon sticks, and lemon rinds on the stove for a DIY potpourri. Green cleaning Adding essential oils, like lemon, to a cup of vinegar gives you a home cleaner that is natural and smells amazing. Just always wear gloves to protect your skin when using any cleaning solution, even organic. Easily sanitize toys. The colder seasons typically bring, well, colds. Keep your children’s toys sanitized and your kids healthy by putting their toys through the dishwasher to decontaminate them. Fast and easy and you can be confident all the bacteria are gone. Utilize parchment paper. The holidays are coming up and that typically means more baking. Place parchment paper on your cookie sheets for easy clean-up. It’s not only for baking snickerdoodles, either – we love to use it no matter what we’re cooking, even pizza! Keep light out of your room to get more sleep. Are you rising with the sun, literally? Catch some more sleep when you can by installing blackout curtains behind your window treatments. Find yourself some Poo-Pourri. Yes, this is a real thing. This combination of natural essential oils makes a film on the surface of the water to keep your restroom smelling great no matter what occurs. It’s a joy during the holidays when you constantly have people in your home. To keep your home comfy all year long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 24/7/365 for all your home comfort needs. Schedule your routine tune-up or set-up a no-charge in-home estimate on an energy-efficient system.