It’s often a challenge to come up with new ideas for gift giving at Christmas time. So many of our loved ones already have whatever they might want in the range of affordable gifts. And, we don’t like to buy things they won’t like or use. So online suggestions abound, from donations to charities in the recipient’s name, to novel ideas, like a DNA testing kit, or a gift certificate proving that a star in a galaxy four light years away will be named for the recipient.

If you’d like a gift-giving idea that’s a little more down to earth, how about the gift of home comfort? Everyone likes being comfortable, and some of the suggestions below are items that, while desirable for most homeowners, the recipient might not have found the extra funds in the budget or have even thought about purchasing one of these for their home HVAC system.

Programmable or Wi-Fi Thermostat

If your loved one is still manually changing the thermostat, it’s time to move up to the 21st century. A programmable or Wi-fi thermostat can save money when a schedule is set that turns the power down when the house is unoccupied or people are sleeping. No more getting up and adjusting for comfort. You can set a programmable model with any of up to four schedules, or adjust a Wi-fi model whenever needed from the comfort of the armchair or away from home.

Air Cleaner

Air cleaners come in many sizes and designs, and target pollutants ranging from allergens such as pollen and pet dander, to mold, dust and cigarette smoke. Contact your HVAC consultant, and discuss the type that would work best within your budget for better indoor air quality in your loved one’s home.

Maintenance and Tune-up Certificate

Maybe your loved one hasn’t developed the habit of scheduling routine maintenance for their HVAC system, and you’re worried the heating system might not make it through the winter. Give a gift certificate for a free inspection and tune-up, to ensure the system is running as it should.

Need more home comfort gift giving ideas? Contact Jackson and Sons. Proud to serve eastern North Carolina since 1974.

Jackson & Sons, Inc.

Our goal is to help educate our customers in Eastern North Carolina (including Wayne, Johnston, Greene, Lenoir, Pitt and Duplin Counties) about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).

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