How to Prepare Your Home for the Holidays

Get Your Home Ready For The Holidays

As the end of the year rolls around, there are several new lists to make: gift lists, resolutions, new goals and to-dos. It’s also a perfect time to reevaluate any home makeovers before the guests arrive. This expedites efficiency, clears clutter and provides a welcoming place for guests to stay.

Kitchen Preparation

With all the cooking that usually comes with the holidays, kitchen appliances—great and small—will be working at full capacity. All appliances have a projected service life, so if your microwave or oven is due for a replacement, now would be the ideal time to do it. According to the Consumer Energy Center, today’s kitchen appliances use half the amount of energy as those built 10 years ago.

Any type of kitchen renovation only helps make holiday cooking easier and more convenient. Be sure to clean out the sink’s garbage disposal to guarantee it won’t give out when you need it most. A regular check-up reveals problems in the plumbing that might later affect more than just the garbage disposal.

Energy Smart Lighting

Hanukkah, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day come at the same time every year. Instead of saving on costs for this year alone, think about the years to come. Investing in LED lighting sounds indulgent, but pays off. They use 80-90 percent less energy than normal holiday lighting and can outlast the number of years your children need to wrap everything in colored light.

The same bedtime rules apply: turn off holiday light decorations when you go to bed or when no one is home. Alternatively, connect lights to a timer set to turn on and off to a schedule instead of having them on all day.

Ambience and Climate

Establishing a comfortable indoor temperature might be tricky considering the amount of heat emanating from different sources, like the kitchen or the number of people inside the home and what they are doing.

To keep heat in your home while saving energy, piece together rugs to cover bare floors, light candles or use draft snakes to block cold outdoor wind from creeping in through closed doors.

It is nonetheless the best time to get your central air system maintained by a professional so that it’s ready if and when you need it.

Service Champions for the Holidays

To help every home experience the best holiday season possible, Service Champions technicians bring the best heating and air conditioning possible.

Service Champions Heating & Air Conditioning leads California in heating and air conditioning repairs, maintenance, tune-ups, and installations. As the number one preferred HVAC contractor, we provide exceptional customer service and expert technical care so that you have reliable heating and air conditioning for the time you need it most.

To schedule a maintenance call us at your convenience. Contact one of our friendly customer service representatives in our call center or book an appointment online at a time best for you.