Preparing your home for the holidays involves more than merely planning menus, tidying up and setting out seasonal decorations. By taking care of certain household maintenance tasks before the festivities begin, you can help ensure a more comfortable, relaxed and trouble-free seasonal celebration with family and friends. Fall can be the perfect time to tackle these tasks for another reason: Approaching year’s end with critical home systems in top shape lets you put major maintenance tasks behind you so you can start the new year fresh and worry-free.

Stay on Top of HVAC Maintenance

Replacing your HVAC filter before the holidays will help improve your home’s indoor air quality before your loved ones gather to enjoy this special time of year. Vacuuming the dust from vents and registers will also clear the air while helping your system work more efficiently. Fall is also the right time of year to schedule your pre-winter tune-up and stay up-to-date on the professional HVAC maintenance your system needs for trouble-free operation throughout the colder months. You’ll improve your home’s comfort so family and friends can better enjoy the holidays while prepping your system to conserve energy and start saving you money on utilities right away.

Schedule a Plumbing System Inspection

Another key home maintenance task that’s ideal to tackle this time of year is a plumbing check. Instead of waiting for problems to arise — or worsen — scheduling a thorough inspection of your home’s drains, garbage disposal, faucets, toilets, and water heater can help prevent clogs from developing or minor leaks from worsening into costly emergencies. Catching these issues early may just help you avoid preventable damage to your home — not exactly a specter you’d like to be forced to deal with during the holidays.

Some signs of developing problems:

  • Slow-running drains
  • Dripping faucets
  • Running toilets
  • Wet drain pipes
  • Decreasing water pressure

To help get your Shreveport, LA house ready for the holidays, call Pioneer Comfort Systems at (318) 965-7200. You can trust our experts to provide all the plumbing and HVAC maintenance services you need.