One of the things I like best about this time of year is entertaining friends and family. If you’re like me, you’ve already begun planning family get-togethers, neighborhood parties and New Year’s Eve celebrations. And, if you’re like me, you might be a bit of a procrastinator (you know who you are!). Despite our big plans, we procrastinators tend to wait until the last second to address things we’ve been talking about doing since the last holiday season.

Here’s an example of one of those last-minute tasks: you’ve invited Aunt Kathy to stay with you during the holiday. Where is Aunt Kathy going to sleep? She’s always a little chilly, and your guestroom is cold and drafty. You don’t have the heart to have her sleep in that room, but do you really want to give up your own bed? Maybe now is the time to call an HVAC professional to find out how to make this room more comfortable year-round. The Coop sees this situation all the time, and there are a number of quick and effective remedies.

While we’re on the subject of heat, how is your overall HVAC system performing? Is it over ten years old? Are your heating bills astronomical? Have you had one too many service calls lately? If so, perhaps you should be proactive and call Cooper Mechanical. One of our HVAC consultants will come to your house and assess your situation free of charge. Then, they’ll suggest heating and cooling options that are sure to lower your energy costs by up to 50% with a new high efficiency HVAC system.

While you’re at it, there may be a few other things around the house that you want to spruce up, fix or replace before the holiday rush is upon you. Don’t wait until the night before your big party to replace that aging faucet, leaky tub or running toilet. Take the time now to repair or replace your unsightly and under-performing plumbing fixtures, and you’ll be happy you did.

Traveling during the holidays? Have a country house? I hope you have a Wi-Fi thermostat connected to your HVAC system. This way, you can adjust your heat before you get to your destination so you’re warm and toasty when you arrive. Moreover, you can turn down the heat on your primary house and re-adjust the temperature when it’s time to go home. You’ll save precious energy and lots of money.

Do things differently: get a head start on your holiday to-do list so that you can sit back and relax before the party whirlwind starts. Call Cooper Mechanical, experts in heater repair in Bucks County, and see how easy we can make it for you!