The holidays are often filled with family gatherings. If this year’s festivities are being held at your home, then you want to make sure that everyone is comfortable during their visit.

How many times have you been in the cramped confines of a home, decked out in your heaviest winter sweater and getting very hot? This can often happen — large parties can create heating and cooling complications.

Here are a few things you should consider if you’re hosting a party this year. If you find that you need service for your furnace, Summit Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical in Denver and Littleton, Colorado, can get your HVAC system in proper working order for the holidays.

Change Your Air Filter

Create a fresh-smelling atmosphere by putting in a brand-new air filter to help eliminate dust, pet hair, dander, and other impurities that commonly impact indoor air quality.

Burning scented candles might sound appealing, but surprisingly, excessive candle burning can introduce additional impurities into your air.

Account for Added Body Heat and Warmth From Cooking

These are two things that can heat your home in a hurry. More bodies mean more body heat and activity. The temperature of the room or space will climb as guests get settled in. Additionally, cooking on all burners in the kitchen will generate significant heat.

Do your best to handle as much of the cooking before the party to avoid heating up your home while guests are there. Try setting your thermostat lower than normal in anticipation of your gathering.

Consider Local Heating and Cooling Solutions

If your gathering will be confined to one, or a few, spaces, you can more effectively manage the climate with local solutions like ceiling fans or space heaters. For instance, you can set your home’s thermostat to a much lower temperature and still maintain a comfortable environment with a space heater.

Make Sure Your Furnace Is Dependable All Season Long

Summit Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical provides comprehensive heating services in the Littleton and Denver areas, including furnace repairs, tune-ups, replacements, and new installations in addition to heat pump repairs. We also specialize in air conditioning systems and air quality testing.

Connect with our team with your heating and cooling needs. Lean on Summit Heating, A/C, Plumbing & Electrical to keep your home comfortable all winter long.

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