Treat Your Family to the Warmth They Deserve
Hello, October! We couldn’t be more excited that you’ve arrived here in the Portland area. After all, fall is our favorite time of year. We love outdoor days filled with apple picking, flannel wearing and s’mores toasting around the firepit.
What’s the best part of chilly fall days, though? Retreating back to a cozy, happy home, of course. This got us thinking: How do you fare in this area? Is your space as snug as you’d like for the upcoming months? Or could your home use some upgrades to maintain that desired warmth? If you answered yes, say no more. Our furnace service experts know all the tricks of the trade—and then some—when it comes to creating a cozy home.
Make These Changes & Warm Up Your Home
So, you’re looking to add some coziness to your favorite space this fall. It couldn’t be easier. Here are 10 ways to bring warmth into your home this season.
Head to the hardware store for some new paint, making sure to choose a shade in the warm family. Soft paint colors often bring a sense of peace and warmth.
9. Add more wood.
Consider adding wood furniture to your living space. Hardwood floors, wood end tables, coffee tables or bookshelves will automatically warm up a room with rustic flair.
8. Change your lighting.
This is a bit of a no-brainer, but soft, warm lighting will give you the snug feels you need. Look for “warm light” LED bulbs or invest in dimmer switches to set the perfect mood.
7. Add more rugs.
Area rugs placed carefully throughout your living space can add a homey feel. Choosing fuzzy rugs or shag rug accents works best!
6. Consider more accessories.
Coordinating accessories can add warmth to your space, too. Try placing extra blankets or throw pillows on your couch or favorite chairs. If you’re not a fan of draping throws over your couch, purchase a woven basket and place blankets inside.
5. Mix and match furniture.
Often, mixing old and new items can pull together a room and promote that cozy feel. Try it!
4. Say hello to the organic.
Bring plants, flowers or bowls of fruit into your space. These are simple organic ways to add life to your indoor environment.
3. Utilize wax warmers with seasonal scents.
Candles are so last year. Add spice and warmth by melting your favorite seasonal scent in a wax warmer. Is there anything more relaxing for the fall?
2. Cuddle up to a fireplace.
If your home isn’t equipped with a traditional fireplace, considering adding a gas unit to your family’s favorite room. Gas fireplaces offer many great benefits and are a super way to lower monthly energy bills. Even better, the team at Central Air can install these warm beauties quickly and efficiently. Learn more here.
We Saved the Best—and Coziest Tip for Last
So, we’ve saved the best for last. The No. 1 tip for staying cozy this season is…
1. Call for a furnace tune-up.
The best way to maintain a cozy home and ultimate warmth is to call our team of licensed pros for your annual furnace tune-up. We’ll ensure that your home is toasty and cozy—just when you need it most. Plus, with a tune-up from Central Air, you’ll experience fewer breakdowns, less need for repairs, a longer lifespan for your system, optimized energy, lower energy bills and so much more. And October is the perfect time to fine-tune your furnace or call our team for an indoor air quality audit, too. We guarantee these tricks will treat your family to superior comfort not just this month—but all year long.