Month: September 2021

[Infographic] 4 Creative Ways To Light Your Home

[Infographic] 4 Creative Ways To Light Your Home

1. Bolden Up Your Living Room

The living room is the first thing you and your guests see upon entering your home. It’s important that your creative lighting in the living room is comfortable, well-functioning, and in this case, daring. Make a strong impression by using a bold center fixture for your living room. Not only does a bold fixture make a statement about you, it is also a better option than adding several smaller lights in your ceiling resulting in an overly lit room. To achieve this look, you can use a contemporary chandelier or a sturdy suspension lamp.

2. Create a Night Sky Effect for Your Children’s Bedroom

If you have a child, chances are they probably want a cool bedroom. You can achieve this simply by changing up the lighting in their room. String up some star-shaped fairy lights and light them up at night. For the safety of your children, make sure the lights you get are LED lights and made of plastic.

If string lights are not an option, consider a moon and star shaped ceiling fixture. This fixture will provide warm ambient lighting adding to the comfort and creativity of your child’s bedroom.

3. Consider Under Cabinet Lighting for Your Kitchen

If the rest of your home is well-lit and your kitchen still resembles a dim dungeon where you can’t see what you cook, consider some under cabinet lighting. Under cabinet lighting provides accent lighting for food preparation as well as some soft background lighting with a modern feel.

Here are some different types of under cabinet lights you can consider:

  • LED fixtures are more expensive, but they are the most energy-efficient option and are dimmable.
  • Xenon fixtures are dimmable and inexpensive, but they consume a lot of energy and emit a lot of heat.
  • Fluorescent fixtures don’t emit as much as heat as Xenon fixtures. However, their pricing is around the same as LED fixtures.

4. Add Softer Lighting for Your Bathroom

Replace the harsh lighting in your bathroom with softer lighting emitted by candle sconces. Candle sconces will give your bathroom calmer lighting which is nice to have when you’re taking a relaxing bath. In addition to that, these sconces will also be ideal for mirror lighting. If you want to use these candle sconces on a regular basis, go for battery-operated candles!

For ceiling lighting, choose lights that radiate diffused lighting that isn’t pointing directly down on your head.

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We hope your creative lighting project is fun and safe. The team at Weeks Service Company is here to cater to your electrical needs and provides a wide range of services such as fixture installation, electrical maintenance and plug and switch replacement. Call us at 346-595-7575 or schedule a service on our website!

How To Prepare Your Furnace For Fall: Top 5 Maintenance Tips

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How To Prepare Your Furnace For Fall: Top 5 Maintenance Tips

Don’t fall behind with preparing your furnace for the season ahead! Here are the top 5 maintenance tips to get your furnace ready for fall.

  1. Change Your Filter

Furnace filters can easily become clogged with dust, dander, and other debris. That is why we recommend you change your filter every 1-3 months. If your furnace filter is clogged, your unit has to work harder to heat your home. Not only can this be uncomfortable when it doesn’t heat your home fast enough, but it can also increase your energy bills.

  1. Upgrade Your Thermostat

Fall is a great time to consider upgrading your thermostat! By upgrading to an energy efficient programmable thermostat, you can save energy and also keep your home comfortable at all times. Don’t you hate coming back from vacation in the middle of winter to a freezing cold home? Waiting for your place to heat up can feel never-ending. However, with a programmable thermostat, you can program the times you’ll be out of the home and run the heating accordingly. This can put less strain on your unit so it isn’t having to work as hard.

  1. Clean Vents and Registers

Not only should you remember to clean vents and registers, but you should also make sure you don’t have any furniture covering them. Once you make sure they are clear, you should go over them with a vacuum or dusting cloth. Over time, your vents and registers can collect dust and debris, eventually sending it into your HVAC system. This can negatively impact your indoor air quality.

  1. Seal Your Windows and Doors

Do you have any small drafts coming through your windows or doors? If so, then it’s possible you have a leak. According to the Department of Energy, you can lose between 25% and 30% of your warm air through a drafty window. The best way to ensure you’re not losing any heat and seeing larger-than-usual heating bills, consider sealing all visible holes.

  1. Schedule Your Furnace Maintenance

Last but certainly not least, schedule your maintenance. This is probably the most important fall tip. We recommend an annual maintenance to keep your furnace performing at its very best. During a tune-up, an expert technician will clean your unit and inspect it for any problems. This helps ensure your furnace is ready for the cold seasons ahead and fix any minor issues before they become major hassles.

Are You Ready To Get Your Furnace Ready For Fall? Schedule Your Furnace Maintenance With Weeks Service Company In League City, TX Today!

As a family-owned and operated business since 1972, we’re in the business of serving you. When you call us for your annual furnace maintenance, you’ll be met with upfront pricing, on-time service, and trusted technicians from start to finish. No surprises, guaranteed. Contact us today at 346-595-7575 or fill out our online form here and a team member will be in touch shortly.