Easy ways to give your home a hug this spring

We’re about a full year into wearing masks and trying to keep a safe distance from others—and although things are starting to look more promising, it might be a little while yet before we’re back to giving hugs.

To people, that is. But giving your home a hug is another story: Not only is that something you can do, it’s something you should do! And as we start to emerge from another cold winter, spring is a time when every home could definitely use one.

Here are a couple of things you can do to show your home some love—and make living in it a lot more enjoyable for you and your family, too.

Add electric patio heaters
Your home isn’t just what’s inside your walls. It includes your outdoor living spaces as well, and in this time of social distancing, backyard happy hours and gatherings are a way to get together with friends and family without getting too close for comfort. Speaking of comfort, though, chilly spring evenings aren’t exactly the best time to be sitting outside—and that’s where built-in patio heaters come in.

These heaters are more convenient than stand-up propane heaters, because you never need to refill the tank (or worry about running out in the middle of your happy hour). They’re always ready to turn on at the flip of a switch. And they don’t take up valuable space on your deck or patio, leaving you more room for your chairs, tables, grills, and most important—people.

Installing these built-ins is easy for the do-it-yourselfer—but where you need help is getting power to them. After all, you don’t want unsightly extension cords running all over the place. So give us a call and we’ll install outlets under your eaves, making it convenient to plug in your heaters. As a bonus, these outlets are great for adding better outdoor lighting to your new backyard hotspot, and they’re also perfect for heated gutter gables and holiday lights.

Add a little heat to your water, too
Outside, we mean—it’s possible with a new hose bib that provides hot water! Here’s a common response we hear from customers: “I should have done this YEARS ago!” (And after years of freezing hose-downs, the family dog says, “Yeah, no kidding.”)

There are plenty of other benefits, whether or not you have a pet to clean up. Hot water is better at getting the grime off of your car. It’s better at blasting dirt off your deck or patio. And it’s really nice when you want to rinse off after an evening in the hot tub or pool before going inside.

Think about it—you don’t clean many things with cold water, do you? And the things you clean outside are often much dirtier than the things you clean inside. So do the job right, with hot water! It’s probably less expensive than you think, and will probably make you happier than you realize.

Ready to give your home a hug?
We’re ready to help! To talk about power for your outdoor heaters, a little heat for your outdoor water, or any other project you’re thinking about tackling this spring, just give us a call at 509-662-6262.

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