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The 10 Secrets Behind True Indoor Comfort

Hey there, homeowners! Whether you’re ready or not, it’s that time of year. Tis the season for outdoor yardwork, grass mowing, kids’ baseball games, picnics, indoor air conditioning tune-ups, spring closet cleaning—and so much more. When it comes down to it, May can be a very busy month! This is why at the end of the day, your reward should be settling into a safe, happy, comfortable home.

And there’s no better time to celebrate comfort than during National Comfort Month. That’s right! May is National Comfort Month, so your friends at ARS are sharing 10 ways to wrap your home—and your family— in peace and comfort this spring.

Indoor Comfort Is the Key

As homeowners, we do our best to make a house, a home. And while we all understand the importance of spring air conditioning tune-ups and fall heating checkups, there are other ways to make our favorite space inviting and special. Here are 10 great ideas for adding pure comfort into your home this spring.

Use that smart technology

Have you already switched on that AC? If you have a smart thermostat, now is the right time to utilize all the functions it has to offer. Since smart systems can learn your daily patterns, they’ll be able to schedule your indoor temperatures accordingly for when you’re away, sleeping, or at home. It’s the perfect way to engulf your home in pure comfort! Added tip: Don’t forget to turn ceiling fans counterclockwise in spring to help circulate the air.

Sleep in a cool bedroom

Along with maintaining a comfortable indoor temperature, it’s smart to sleep in a cool space at night. According to the National Sleep Foundation, the optimal sleeping temperature is between 60 – 67 degrees Fahrenheit. Added tip: You might also consider changing your sheets and blankets to accommodate each season.

Upgrade curtains

Did you know that your curtains can help with indoor temperatures? Blackout curtains or heat resistant blinds can help block out the sun and keep your indoor space cooler. Added tip: If you’re shopping for new curtains, choose colorful and aesthetically pleasing colors and textures for an improved overall look.

Switch your lighting

Nothing says comfort better than calm mood lighting. Lighting can set a great ambience for relaxation and comfort. Choose warm ambient lighting, dimmer

switches, and switch out old lightbulbs for soft LED bulbs. Added tip: Hang soft colored string lights in dark corners to add more design and a soothing glow to your space.

Stay organized

Clutter can lead to feelings of stress. Keep your home tidy and organized by decluttering regularly. Use bins and closet storage to keep things in place. Also, be sure that your return vents are not blocked by toys, boxes, or furniture. Added tip: Rearrange furniture to allow for easier air flow.

Introduce plants

Why not bring the outdoors inside? Invest in some houseplants and add some green to your favorite space. Plants are visually appealing and certain types can even act as natural home air purifiers! Even better, plants create tranquility and feelings of comfort. Added tip: Buy more than one!

Add soft textures

To keep your indoor space calm in the spring, add some plush, colorful throw pillows to the couch and choose thin blankets for the spring/summer season. Added tip: Update your throw rugs! Adding a splash of color will add style and personality.

Love your pets, too

Don't forget that your best friends want to be comfortable too! Provide cozy beds, toys, and scratching posts for your pets to ensure they feel comfortable too. Knowing they feel secure will help reduce your own stress. Added tip: Vacuum regularly if you have pets and it will help improve your air quality.

Create a cozy reading nook

Feng shui much? Arranging your furniture in an inviting manner helps create a comfy vibe. Why not add a reading nook to your favorite room? Added tip: Incorporate a floor lamp, a comfy chair, a side table, and cozy pillows for that reading spot.

Relax with aromatherapy

For some real relaxation, try some aromatherapy! Calming scents such as lavender and chamomile help set a soft mood. Invest in scented candles, essential oil diffusers, or soft room sprays to help promote relaxation and soothe your space. Added tip: Worried about candle safety? Switch out candles with wax warmers so you eliminate the flame.

Need Help Finding Comfort This Spring?

As you add special touches to your home this month and celebrate home comfort, remember that ARS is here to help. From HVAC replacements, AC

installation, indoor air quality upgrades, and more, we’re available seven days a week to put that extra comfort into your home.

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