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How to Keep Your Home Comfortable During Fall In Dallas

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Leaves crunching as you walk along the street means one thing: fall is upon us.

This seasonal sound is a sign to get your home ready for fall guests and for the forecast that is ahead. Your home is a safe place to keep you comfortable all season long. Here are some essential things you may want to add to your checklist to keep your home cozy.

HVAC Maintenance

Your HVAC system is ready to change from cooling to heating, but will it be efficient enough to last all fall and winter long?

If you are noticing, decreased air movement, unusual sounds, air temperature that doesn’t match the thermostat, or inexplicable increases in your energy bills, you may need extra maintenance.

When it comes to the costs, the seasonal maintenance generally pays for itself as it contributes to lower bills and more efficiency.

If you have yet to schedule your seasonal maintenance, be sure to call the professionals at Hedrick's Service Now to schedule it today.

Indoor Air Quality

Your maintenance can also help with your indoor air quality. This is important as the pollutants in your indoor air can impact you and your family's health.

When you have maintenance completed you generally will have your filter changed, which will help your system capture as many air pollutants as possible before the air flows throughout your home.

You can also change your filter yourself. You should be replacing it at least once every three months to ensure it is doing its job.


The plumbing in your home makes your home functional. Two of the most used rooms in your home, the kitchen and bathroom, are home to some of your largest plumbing fixtures.

When drains, toilets, tubs, or pipes clog up it can create a real headache and concern for you as a homeowner.

To avoid this, be sure to know what cannot go down your drains in your home. Some items to avoid include:

  • Paper towels

  • Wipes, including the ones labeled “flushable”

  • Feminine hygiene products

  • Cotton balls

  • Q-tips

  • Toys

  • Hair

  • Grease

  • Pasta

  • Eggshells

  • Coffee Grounds

  • Cigarettes

  • Candle Wax

  • Oil

  • Insects

We understand accidents happen and there are times when these things may be flushed down the toilet or washed down the drain. If you notice your drains slowing down, or they are clogged, don’t hesitate to call a professional right away.

Festive Decor

Bring the cozy vibes into your home by bringing out the throw blankets and fall centerpieces.

The fall colors can help make your home more festive and feel warm and inviting. Whether this is new artwork, a fall tablecloth, pumpkins, or fall garland, every little detail is important.

Consider restyling your shelf decor, tv console, entryway area, and dining room centerpiece. This gives you time to get your creativity flowing towards the end of the year. Candles make a great addition to any room to give off a fall scent.

Also, lighting the fireplace creates ambiance and the fire crackling noises may be soothing to some in your household.

These little festive touches can make your home warm and inviting to the guests that may be arriving for fall holidays or dinner parties.

Fall is a time to prepare for the holiday season and enjoy the fall colors. When it comes to your HVAC and plumbing our experts at Hedrick's Service Now are here for you. We have years of experience! Contact us today for more information!