It’s time to say goodbye — to the summer that is. Labor Day weekend is around the corner, which means so is the last backyard party of the season. Here are four ways to prep your home for the holiday, so you, your family, and your friends can all relax and enjoy one last summer bash!

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  1. Conquer outdoor chores.
    You can only enjoy your backyard if you take care of it properly beforehand. Clean off your patio furniture and spot clean the cushions. Clean your pool of any branches, leaves, or bugs. And make sure your outdoor lighting and speakers are working properly.
  2. Clean your grill.
    With all the picnics, barbecues, and backyard parties, your grill has gone through a lot this season. Use a stainless steel brush to clean the burner tubes and a plastic scraper to push all the excess grease into a catch pan.
  3. Be careful with food prep.
    What’s a Labor Day holiday without lots of food? To minimize the chance of cross-contamination, wash your hands before and after you touch any raw meat. And don’t let anything sit in the sun! Refrigerate all food items until it’s ready to be cooked or served.
  4. Schedule an HVAC tune-up.
    Most of your guests will be enjoying the weather outside, but some may need to take a breather inside your home as well. Scheduling a tune-up for your HVAC system ensures that your unit will continue to cool your home and run smoothly. TIP: Don’t forget to leave your thermostat on 78 degrees (F) so your AC doesn’t waste energy cooling an empty home!

Before your guests arrive, call Rescue Air Heating and Cooling to check out your unit to make sure it’s working at peak efficiency! Our technicians are specialized in residential heating and air conditioning installation, as well as repair and maintenance. Contact us at 972-964-2665 for an appointment.