If you’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, you can finally start planning for the end of the pandemic. The CDC recently changed its guidelines for fully vaccinated adults. That means no more wearing masks inside or outside when hanging out with other vaccinated people. You also don’t have to worry about social distancing or religiously wiping down surfaces.

It’s finally time to relax, see your loved ones, and make up for lost time. Keep these HVAC tips in mind as you start reopening your home to friends and family:

1. Get an Energy Audit

Now’s the time to make sure your home’s HVAC system is in tip-top shape. Whether you plan on entertaining guests at home or leaving town for the ultimate vacation, it’s best to invest in a full-scale home energy audit every year or so. A technician will make sure your home’s HVAC unit is sending fresh air to every room in the house, so you and your guests can sit back and relax. It’s also important to make sure your unit isn’t wasting energy. The technician will inspect your ductwork, insulation, and windows, so you don’t have to worry about paying for air that you’re not even using. No one wants to leave town only to come home to a massive utility bill!

Getting a home energy audit is the best way to create a comfortable environment for you and your loved ones, especially as some of them decide to venture outside for the first time in over a year.

2. Improve Air Quality

After a year of spending all your time at home, make sure there’s plenty of clean air coming into your home. Dusty vents, ducts, and dirty interiors can lead to poor air quality, which can be a danger to those with asthma, allergies, and other respiratory conditions. Use an IWave purifier to get rid of pollutants that can make it harder to breathe. It uses patented needlepoint bipolar ionization (NPBI) to improve air quality and reduce the spread of disease-causing particles.

3. Don’t Make Assumptions

Not everyone is willing get vaccinated against the coronavirus, so don’t assume that all your guests are virus-free. It’s still important to talk to your friends and loved ones about their health and safety concerns before inviting them into your home. Coordinate with everyone on your guest list to make sure they all feel comfortable getting together for a party or meal.

If some of your guests have yet to get vaccinated, consider moving the party outside or leaving the windows open for more ventilation. Some people may still want to wear a mask inside. Try to be as flexible as possible with your plans, so everyone can feel at ease in the space.


So many of us are anxious to get back to the life of pre-COVID-19. The pandemic isn’t completely over, but you’re probably itching to spread your wings after months in quarantine. Use these tips to safely get together with your loved ones this summer and call the professionals at A-1 Guaranteed in Napa County to schedule your HVAC tune-up today!