Preparing for the best Christmas get together requires hard work. Between doing the grocery, to cooking, and decorating, the last thing that you would like to hear are complaints from your family and friends. If there is one thing that will make everyone happy, it’s to have a cozy and warm atmosphere. This means making sure that your heating unit is prepared for the holidays.
Winter Heating Tips For Entertaining Your Guests During Holidays
Prepare Your Heating System
Even if your heat pump may be heating your house without any problem right now, it is always a good idea to plan ahead and prevent potential breakdowns in the future.
The simplest way to make sure that your heat pump is prepared for the holiday festivities is with a routine maintenance visit. An HVAC contractor Myrtle Beach will check the heating system, do some maintenance jobs as needed like changing filters, oiling parts, and etc.
They will also help make sure that your unit does not require any repairs. To have a certified and qualified HVAC contractor make sure that your system is all set for the holidays, call DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc.! Do this sooner rather than later so that if any repairs are required, they could be done before the calibration.
Install A Programmable Heater
In case you have not purchased a fully programmable thermostat, then now may be the perfect time to do so. Thermostats can make your life a lot easier. They are not only energy friendly but after installing the unit, they will also be convenient to use later on. They adjust themselves according to the time of day, so when it is warmer outside, you will not be wasting heat
More Efficient Fireplace
An evening fire will make your guests feel warm and it will also make a cozy atmosphere during those cold winter nights. However, chimneys and fireplaces are oftentimes inefficient, pulling a lot of heat up through the chimney. In case you won’t use the fireplace during your party, then you should consider a chimney balloon, a device that will help prevent any undesired drafts from causing disturbance during the festivities.
Warm Drinks and Food
You have to make sure that your guests are warm. So, go for warm appetizers and drinks instead of cold ones.
Curtain, Seal, and Weatherstrip your Windows
Even if you have no problem making warm air inside your home, keeping it inside could be quite inconvenient. Applying weatherstripping to door frames and windows will be helpful in treating as well as preventing drafts in your house. Apart from that, sealing your windows also lets the sun’s radiant heat energy to get inside your house and provide you with free heating.
Insulate Switches and Outlets
Other sources of draft are poorly insulated switches and outlets. These are simple to repair. Just remove the cover and use a bit of insulating caulk to add a barrier between the cold and warm air.
Call DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc. and let our team help make sure that your heat pump and your home is all set for the holidays.
DuctWorks Heating and Cooling, Inc.
303 Main St
North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582