Staycation to Avoid Inflation: Tips to Create Your At-Home Oasis


Inflation is affecting everyone in Utah and throughout the country. If you’re unsure whether your household budget is up for a hotel, meals, and plenty of gasoline stops, consider a staycation instead!

Transform your Salt Lake City home into an oasis and enjoy a staycation that will allow you to relax as if you were on vacation at a luxurious destination. You won’t have to worry about the traveling and hotel costs so you won’t spend nearly as much.

At Friendly Plumber, Heating & Air, we are committed to helping you get the most out of your home. We believe in keeping you comfortable and enjoy doing so.

When you want to redesign your home and promote a more relaxing atmosphere, let your first call be to our heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) experts.

Tips to Improve Your Indoor Comfort During Your Staycation

Experience a staycation that matches the same level of comfort and relaxation as an actual vacation trip by taking these suggestions:

  • Install Ceiling Fans to Mimic a Breeze
    There are many ways to have fun at home, all the way from barbecuing to stargazing. In any case, you’ll want to retreat inside to a cool home—but that doesn’t mean you have to put up with a higher electric bill.

    Add ceiling fans inside your home, and if you already have them, use them! It will create a similar atmosphere to what you may experience on a vacation getaway. Plus, fans help improve ventilation and offer extra support to keep you cool without overworking your AC.
  • Plant Flowers In Your Backyard or Add Indoor Plants
    Gardening is a great activity, and it can prove relaxing. Planting beautiful flowers in your yard can create a peaceful and beautiful environment. You can literally stop and smell the roses!

    Don’t have much of a yard? Consider adding some house plants for an enticing indoor atmosphere.Plus, indoor house plants can help improve your indoor air quality (IAQ).
  • Add an Indoor Air Quality Product
    Your staycation needs to feel like a breath of fresh air. Consider adding an air purification system to your Salt Lake City home. Reduce bacteria, viruses, pet dander, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other contaminants.

    For best results, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) suggests choosing an air purifier that can remove 99.9 percent of particles as small as 0.3 um. Our Friendly Plumber, Heating & Air professionals can recommend the best air purification system for you—give us a call today!

How You Can Save Money at Home

Opting for a staycation is one way to save money, but it also helps to know what else you can do to optimize your savings each month. Here are a few tips:

  • Increase the temperature when you won’t be inside.
    Who says you have to stay inside while enjoying your staycation? Camp out in your backyard, go for a swim if you have a pool, and spend time outside. Raise the temperature on your thermostat so you can save some money.
  • Consider upgrading your thermostat to programmable or smart.
    Upgrade your thermostat to start saving money while you go on a walk, head to the park, or take a day trip. A programmable thermostat allows you to create a schedule for your air conditioner while a smart thermostat adjusts according to your daily routines. Both help reduce energy use.
  • Open the windows to enjoy extra ventilation and save on energy use.
    When you decide to stay inside, you don’t have to blast your air conditioner—open up your windows and enjoy the breeze of fresh air. Grab a cold drink, sit back, and relax knowing you are saving some money.
  • Schedule an AC Tune-Up
    Preventative care is the best way to save yourself the trouble and high repair costs associated with a potential system breakdown. Our Friendly Plumber, Heating & Air professionals can provide the maintenance your system needs to operate at ideal capacity.
  • Replace aging HVAC equipment.
    Are you overdue for an HVAC replacement? Now is the best time to replace or upgrade your current equipment. Price increases will occur in 2023, so you can actually save money by upgrading sooner rather than later!

We Provide Top-Quality Home Solutions

Ready to transform your Salt Lake City, Utah, home into an oasis? Our Friendly Plumber, Heating & Air professionals are here to assist! Contact us so you can start your staycation as soon as possible. Call 801-923-6355 or request service online.

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