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How to Keep Your Home Comfortable

Right now, all Americans are spending more time in their homes than normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic, which means you want to make it as comfortable as possible for yourself and your family. This goes beyond decluttering and adding personal touches to every nook and cranny.

The efficiency of your home systems is not something you see everyday, but it will make all the difference in your everyday life.

A warm and inviting home goes beyond throw pillows and family photos, it includes your HVAC and water systems that are hidden underneath the cabinets, in the attic, and between the walls that help keep the foundation strong, even in times like these.

Tune-Up Your Systems

While you’re tuning in to the news, you may want to look into a tune-up for the systems in your home. A quick check into how your systems are working will help you prevent any HVAC and plumbing emergencies.

Your systems are being used more than they are used to and those little issues that you keep putting off could be slowly growing into something more. You do not have to live with slow drains, faulty garbage disposals, leaking toilets, or unhealthy air quality, using our maintenance plan can help you stay on top of your systems for years to come.

Clean Your Air and Water

The quality and cleanliness of the air and water in your home is always important. While cleaning your home the way the CDC has recommended, address your home’s air and water quality as well.

With the kids home from school and parents working from home your family is occupying more spaces, collecting more dust, dirtying more dishes, and using more water. Nearing the peak of allergy season, keeping both indoors and outdoors clean can help with the health of your friends and family.

Do you happen to remember the last time you changed your air filter or checked your water line for a small leak? Air filtration and water leaks can both play a part in the efficiency and comfort of your home.

Adjust Or Upgrade Your Thermostat

With the extended time, you are spending with your family at home, you may notice, your thermostat does not work as well as you would like or need it to. Picking the right temperature and running your system efficiently can increase your enjoyment of your time at home.

The U.S Department of Energy suggests you use your thermostat and other methods to keep your home’s temperature comfortable for all those inside of it at all times, day and night.

You can use ventilation to cool the home, including opening a window and using fans. The quickest way to save energy is to regularly clean and replace your air filters, which also helps with air quality.

Care For Your Toilet

We know we aren’t the only ones who have noticed the lack of toilet paper on store shelves, but it is important to remember what is okay and not okay to flush down the toilet.

Our Charleston hydrojetting specialists commonly see clogs due to excess:

  • Excess toilet paper

  • Foreign objects

  • Grease

  • Soap Scum

  • Hair

  • Food Particles

  • Sediment

  • Mineral Coatings

By addressing this with those in your household, you can prevent clogs and other issues.

Preparing your toilet is more than just knowledge of what can be flushed down it. Cleaning the bathroom, having extra toilet paper in reach, a plunger handy and hand soap at the sink can help make the space clean and cozy.

When toilet issues arise, don’t be afraid to call a plumber. If your toilet is constantly clogging or leaking, this could be a sign of an issue that is not DIY fixable.

If you have any questions about the indoor air quality and optimal comfort in your home, we can help. If you’re in need of Plumbing or HVAC service in the Charleston, SC area, give McAtee Plumbing Heating & Cooling a call at (803) 335-5109. We’re available 24/7!