8 Home Heating Tips for Your Holiday Party
If you plan on hosting a holiday get-together over the Christmas season, you may think that food, drink and decorations are all you need to think about. However, with temps dipping as low as 30 below, you shouldn't forget about the comfort of your guests - and that begins with your heating system. We have a few suggestions to keep your guests comfortable while they enjoy a wonderful holiday party.
If nobody is home during the day before the party, turn down the thermostat. If you have a programable digital thermostat you can program it to automatically adjust the heat while you are away. If you don't have one, we highly recommend upgrading to one - it will pay for itself in energy savings very quickly. If you have a Smart thermostat with an app, you can adjust your home's temps without stepping away from your guests.
Clean/Replace your Filter
Cleaning or replacing your furnace filter will not only enable your furnace to work more efficiently, but it will also provide your guests with the best quality airflow possible.
Working with your Oven
After cooking your meal, leave the oven door open slightly to exhaust the heat. This will help warm your home without having to turn up your temperature. Please use extreme caution if you have small children or pets - do not leave the oven unsupervised.
Serve Warm Food and Drinks
By selecting delicious, warm, cooked meals and spiked cocktails without ice, your guests will be warmed from the inside out and help keep them from feeling cold.
Crack a Window
With large numbers of people and extra party cooking, your home will likely warm up fast. Instead of switching on your AC, simply crack a window and let the buildup of heat escape. This is a quick, no-cost solution to make your environment comfortable again.
Use your Blinds
If your party is during the day, you have the ability to open your curtains to let sunlight in to warm up the temp, or close them to cool down. Letting sunlight in is a free source of heat, and will brighten up your newly decorated room!
Check Your Fire and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Ensure your home's detectors are functioning properly for all your guest's safety. Clogged ducts, gas leaks, and natural fireplaces are all items that these detectors can pick up on and potentially save lives.
Don't wait for surprises. Ensure your home is ready for your annual party by having your heating system checked and maintained well before your party takes place. Preventative maintenance will help your furnace run more efficiently, use less energy and potentially lower your energy bills.
By following these 8 simple tips, you are taking the necessary steps to ensure your holiday party will provide the best possible environment for your guests.
At 4 Seasons we are experts in the heating industry and can provide more suggestions based on your home's layout. We are available for service bookings 24/7 and are happy to provide free, in-home, no-obligation consultations on new heating or cooling solutions. Feel free to reach out to us online or by phone at (204) 953-5700.