The holidays are coming up fast, and you know what that means – it’s time to play host! As you plan your menu, decorate, and get ready for guests, don’t forget to consider your home’s temperature.
Having the thermostat turned up too high can make your Thanksgiving celebration a real “turkey” if your guests feel overheated and uncomfortable!
Why warm and cozy isn’t the answer, even if you like it
We get it – you want your home to feel warm and cozy for the holidays. But with all that cooking, plus extra bodies in the house, things are gonna heat up, fast! Here are some tips to keep your home’s temp chill for Thanksgiving so your guests don’t melt.
Don’t turn your home into an oven
Because, when you add hot ovens and such into the mix, you’ve got a recipe for one sweltering celebration! The good news? You can totally avoid turning your home into a sauna with some simple strategies:
- Don’t crank up the heat! Seriously, between all the warm bodies and the oven running all day, you won’t need it as high.
- Give those ceiling fans a twirl! Circulating air will keep hot air from getting stagnant and create circulation, helping guests feel more comfortable with the movement of air.
- Open windows – even just a crack – to let in fresh air. (Only if necessary, because this overworks your heating system.)
Take a chill pill
Sometimes, no matter what you do, your home still feels warmer than you want. Before you panic, try these tips to cool down:
- Cook items in the same time frame if possible, so the oven’s not on ALL day. (Kind of a tall order for a Thanksgiving feast, we know.)
- Use your microwave when you can to cut down on oven time.
- Take advantage of cooler mornings by doing prep work early.
- Let cooked dishes come to room temp before reheating so the oven’s on less.
Hosting for the holidays can feel like a lot, but you don’t have to let worries about overheating your home add extra stress! Just follow these quick tips to regulate your home’s temp, and you can focus on having an awesome, chill time with your guests. Reach out to your friends at Weather Master if you need any other advice on keeping your home’s temperature comfortable or if you run into any heating or plumbing issues! Contact us online or call us at (919) 853-7910.