Here in Pompano Beach, we’re lucky to have summer weather almost all year round. But that doesn’t mean we still don’t crave getting into the seasonal spirit with all the fall styles! This year, bring fall to Florida and follow these festive tips for keeping your home cozy. (Even if you have to crank the air conditioning to get the full effect!)
How to Make it Feel Like Fall in Florida
Cozy, Comfy Quilts
Have an old quilt just lying around? Replacing your table cloth with a vintage quilt is a quick and easy way to give your home that cozy fall feeling. Obviously, don’t use a quilt that you wouldn’t mind getting food on. Thrift shop quilts are the perfect solution.
If you’re looking for a fun fall project, why not give an old quilt a new life as a pillow? Not only will it make for a fun project on a chilly fall day, it’s a great way to add a little more comfort to your home. Try using this tutorial:
Fall Candles and Scent Diffusers
Candles will always add a nice, cozy ambiance to your home. Fall scented candles will fill your entire home with the rich smells of fall. Scent diffusers are another option you can take to disperse cozy fall smells into your home. Try some apples cider, pomegranate, pumpkin spice or cranberry scented candles. Of course, if candles aren’t your thing, you can always bake some treats to make your home smell of fall. After all, there is nothing better than smelling apple pie while you’re digging into a slice. Use natural or soy candles to avoid any harmful VOCs from entering your indoor air quality.
You could also decorate your candles in sweaters (since South Florida will not allow us to wear our own!) to create a cozy atmosphere in your home.
Block Out The Draft
Nothing is worse than trying to cuddle up in your cozy home and feeling the draft from under the door. Not only does it ruin your comfort, air that sneaks in or out from under the door can run up your electricity bill. To stop that pesky draft, try investing in an under door draft guard. You can easily slide them on or off your door, and in most cases, they won’t affect your ability to open or close the door. DIY your own door draft guard, try these dieas:
Use Warm Colors
When picking out decorative accents for your home this fall, stick to warmer hues. Colors such as plum, golden yellow or chocolate brown will make your home instantly feel cozier. These kinds of tones will add warmth to any space, and add a vintage fall feeling.
Get Your Air Conditioner Maintenance
Your entire HVAC system is vital to your homes comfort. So this fall, don’t ignore it! Your HVAC needs to be maintenance twice a year, once in the fall and once in the spring. Skipping maintenance will prevent your system from keeping you cozy in the fall, and leave you with dirty air.
A HVAC maintenance checkup is just what you need to keep your home cozy and comfortable all year round. At Engineered Air, our NATE certified technicians are dedicated to your home’s comfort. So this fall, call the HVAC professionals you can trust and contact Engineered Air today!