With the holidays right around the corner, many homeowners are preparing for all those Christmas parties and holiday gatherings. Though party hosting and planning is a typical element of the Christmas season, so is ice, snow and frigid temperatures. With that said, the folks here at PJ’s HVAC Repair, LLC want to ensure that your heating system is in tip top shape and able to provide all the warmth and heat you need to keep your holiday guests comfortable and in the party mode.
Surely there are a variety of tasks that come into play when planning the perfect holiday party and gathering, but before all the fun preparations begin, we want to advise our valued clients to take time out to check the insulation in your homes and be sure it is capable of minimizing your heat loss. If you have drafts that frequently are present through windows and doors, then take time out to apply some easy to use but effective weather stripping. You may also notice drafts that come through your power outlets or even your light switches, if so, be sure to insulate them as well.
Typically, when you host a party there are multiple guests that come and go through, leaving your door open for long periods of time. When this occurs, it puts a grave strain on your heating system. In this scenario, your system has to work much harder and run much longer in order to accommodate the heating needs of your holiday group and party. The greater the guest list, the harder your system will have to work. The more guests that are arriving, the longer that front door will be open.
The professionals here at PJ’s HVAC Repair also recommend you invest in a smart thermostat to control your home’s heating system. Since you will be preoccupied most of the evening hosting your party, entertaining your guests, and making certain that everyone is having a gay all time, it could be quite easy to lose sight of the temperature in your home. The responsibilities that come with hosting a Christmas party are many, so having a smart thermostat on hand will help you ensure that your home’s atmosphere is comfortable throughout the evening hours. A programmable thermostat allows you to set specific temperatures at specific times during the day and night and can easily accommodate those early trafficked hours of your gathering and then set a stable temperature after all the guests have arrived.
Finally, from warm cocktails and delicious ciders to minty hot teas and scrumptious hot chocolate, serving a variety of tasty, comforting drinks will help keep your guests warm and happy all night long. From guests dressed in warm holiday sweaters and garb and serving delicious hot drinks and food to efficient weather stripping and a stable thermostat, your Christmas party is apt to be a smashing success for sure.
And don’t forget, if you find that your heating system is not performing at peak levels or is in need of repair or service, then don’t delay. Rather, reach out to the highly skilled and trained technicians here at PJ’s HVAC Repair in advance of your holiday gathering to identify the problem and provide effective solutions so you can be sure all your Christmas guests stay warm, comfortable and happy all evening long. The holidays are such a beautiful time of year, which is why we want to send along wishes for a safe, warm and happy holiday season from our family to yours!!