The holidays welcome warm gathering with family and friends. And the cold of the North-East winter is just outside your door.

If you are away (lots of folks do this time of year), it is especially important to have the peace of mind. Are you wondering if your heating system is working or if your pipes are not freezing? This is not a comforting thought.

Our homes are filled with technology and now, your thermostat can be connected to your phone. With a simple app and the correct hardware, just a click, you can check the temperature and heating system status in few seconds, no matter where you are. And you can check that one off your mind.

We spend the most time in our homes during this time of year. Your windows and doors are closed and you are doing all your cooking indoors. Your pets are cooped up inside and the pollutants you already have, are likely to build up more. Getting your ducts cleaned is very smart to do any time of year but especially this time. There could be as much as 30 lbs of human skin flakes, dirt and pet dander piling up inside. This nasty stuff can be a breeding ground for mold and bacteria. It also means more dusting and who has time for more dusting?!

Installing better filter on your furnace will go a long way to improving the air you breath inside your home.

We are glad to offer few simple and inexpensive tips that might reduce your chances of getting a cold and keep you and yours a bit more healthy during the first few months of 2017.

This is another of the time of year we, at Classic Cozy are reminded why we do what we do and why we do it through sleet, snow and ice storms. We deliver throughout the year…even if it means working outside. We make your home cozy for all the people you love and we save you money. We make your home safer and healthier and deliver quality every day.

Joseph Branagan