Home Hacks with Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning Published on August 23, 2016 Autumn is on its way and that means you’re most likely getting ready to spend a lot more time inside. Be ready with these home ideas from Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning. splash a little scent on your air filter to help your air smell good. Your home air filter is precisely what it sounds like – the place where your air goes through so it can filter out everything it can from your home’s air. To help your home get a gush of delightful smells every time your HVAC system starts up, next time you change the air filter splash a little bit of vanilla or essential oils onto the surface of the air filter. Start with a little, then add more as desired to create more fragrance. Enhance your space with the correct rug placement. Burlap and Lace Blog offers these awesome displays of how to appropriately (and fashionably) place your rug in your bedroom, dining room, and living room. Smart thermostat Be sure your home is always feeling good with a smart thermostat. It memorizes your behaviors so it can proactively raise or lower the temperature for proper energy-efficiency and comfort. You can also raise or lower the temperature from your mobile device so when you’re leaving work you can adjust the thermostat to your preferred temperature so it’s perfect when you walk in the door. Add some eye candy. Craft your own garland by browning thin slices of apples 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, cinnamon sticks, and orange rinds on the stove for a natural potpourri. Green cleaning Adding essential oils, like peppermint, to a cup of vinegar creates a home cleaner that is natural and smells amazing. Just make sure you 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 kids’ toys sanitized and your little ones healthy by putting their toys through the dishwasher to disinfect them. Fast and easy and you can be sure all the impurities are gone. Utilize parchment paper. The holidays are around the corner and that usually means more cooking oven time. Use parchment paper on your cookie sheets for easy clean-up. It’s not strictly for baking cookies, either – we love to use it no matter what we’re heating up, even biscuits! Darken your room to catch some z’s. Are you awakening with the sun, honestly? Sleep in when you can by installing blackout curtains behind your window treatments. Find yourself some Poo-Pourri. Yes, this is a real thing. This mixture of natural essential oils makes a film on the surface of the water to keep your toilet smelling fine no matter what occurs. It’s a must-have during the holidays when you have people in your home constantly. To keep your home comfortable all year long, call Mountainwest Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning day or night for all your home comfort needs. Schedule your Precision tune-up or set-up a no-charge in-home estimate on a new system.