Being the Perfect Holiday Host
Whether you jump at the chance to host a gaggle of your closest friends and family or dread sharing your space for multiple days, being a good host is important in order to help everyone have a happy holiday season.
As you open up your home for holiday guests this season, the best thing you can do is to think of what you would appreciate your hosts doing if the roles were reversed. As HVAC experts, we know a thing or two about comfort control for your home. Read along for our advice on how to get your guests swooning over your hospitality.
Before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season sets in, we recommend you schedule an appointment with your HVAC technician. During this appointment, they will be able to repair any issues including:
- Faulty thermostats.
- Normal wear and tear.
- Broken fans.
- Clogged air filters.
- Leaky ductwork.
A maintenance appointment will definitely help avoid troubling and uncomfortable breakdowns while your guests are in town.
We’ve all been to a get-together where we discard our layers of scarves and sweaters as soon as we arrive or begin searching for the nearest throw blanket to cozy up with on the couch. No one wants to be uncomfortable when trying to have a good time at a party!
Setting the thermostat temperature somewhere between 70-75 degrees is likely to keep you comfortable and keep your heating costs reasonable. As your home becomes more crowded, lower the thermostat to keep up with the rising heat from the large group.
Ultimately, we all have different temperature preferences, so don’t be afraid to ask your guests what they prefer. They will be grateful for your thoughtfulness and the comfortable temperatures.
Cleaning in preparation for guests can be stressful, but they will appreciate the effort to make them feel welcome in your home. Having a clean home is also essential for guests who are sensitive to dust and other allergens that may be floating around in your air.
Change your air filters ahead of their arrival and maybe even schedule a duct cleaning. Dust the top shelves and wipe down your holiday decor that has been sitting in storage all year.
While these may seem like small tasks that would go unnoticed, your guests will be glad to not wake up on Thanksgiving Day with a stuffy nose and itchy eyes.
There is nothing better than getting into a warm bed after a long night of laughing and talking. Switching out the sheets in your guest room is a great way to add to your family’s comfort. Fleece or flannel sheets will make your guests feel warm all night long, compared to cotton sheets which are better for warmer months.
Be sure to keep an extra supply of blankets and let your guests know where they are. This way, if they wake up chilly in the middle of the night, they don’t feel as though they must power through!
You can also give them the option of controlling their own warmth with a space heater. Simply remind them to keep it away from the furniture to avoid a fire hazard.
Go the extra mile by keeping a couple of water bottles, aspirin, and granola bars on the bedside table.
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With all these tips, you’re sure to be the talk of the holiday season amongst family and friends. If you’re in need of some help to be the best host around, give DG Heating & Air Conditioning a call for your heating and air quality services. Contact us online today to get started.