Home Hacks with Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Published on August 23, 2016 Autumn is coming and that means you’re likely getting ready to spend a lot more time inside. Be prepared with these home hacks from Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. Add some scent to your air filter to make your home smell good. Your home air filter is precisely what it sounds like – the place where your air blows through so it can filter out impurities from your home’s air. To help your home get a gush of scrumptious aromas every time your heating or cooling system turns on, next time you change the air filter pour a little bit of lavender or other essential oils onto the material part of the air filter. Begin with a little, then increase as desired to increase the fragrance. Enhance your space with the right rug placement. Burlap and Lace Blog offers these fantastic layouts of how to appropriately (and fashionably) place your rug in your bedroom, dining room, and living room. Smart thermostat Make sure your home is always comfy with a smart thermostat. It studies your habits so it can proactively increase or decrease the temperature for optimal energy-efficiency and comfort. You can also adjust the temperature from your mobile device so when you’re on your way home you can increase or decrease the thermostat to your preferred temperature so it’s perfect when you walk in your home. Add some beauty. Craft your own garland by cooking thin slices of fruit and stringing the final product on some wire. It will add some color and also make your house smell yummy. Boil some goodies for a natural air freshener. Gently heat water, vanilla, and lemon rinds on the stove for a homemade potpourri. Green cleaning Adding essential oils, like lemon, to a cup of vinegar gives you a home cleaner that is natural and smells incredible. Just be sure to wear gloves to shield your skin when using any cleaning solution, even natural. Easily sanitize toys. The colder seasons typically bring, well, colds. Keep your kids’ toys clean and your kids healthy by running their toys through the dishwasher to disinfect them. Fast and simple and you know all the impurities are gone. Bake with parchment paper. The holidays are approaching and that usually means more cooking oven time. Lay parchment paper on your baking pans for simple clean-up. It’s not only for baking treats, either – we enjoy using it no matter what we’re cooking, even biscuits! Keep light out of your room to get more sleep. Are you rising with the sun, for real? Sleep in when you can by putting up blackout curtains behind your drapes. Get some Poo-Pourri. Yes, this is real. This blend of natural essential oils makes a film on the surface of the water to keep your bathroom smelling great no matter what goes on in there. It’s a lifesaver during the holidays when you constantly have people in your home. To make sure your home is comfortable all year long, call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning day or night for all your heating and air conditioning needs. Schedule your annual tune-up or set-up a complimentary in-home estimate on an energy-efficient system.