The Three Greatest Home Comfort Hacks For The Holidays

These comfort hacks will make or break your holiday season.

Being home for the holidays is one of the greatest feelings in the world. But nothing is more stressful than hosting family for multiple days. That’s why we came up with the greatest home comfort hacks! Your HVAC system, designed specifically for you and your family (and your everyday routines), stresses out a little with additional heat sources inside your home, i.e., extra people and excessive cooking. Anticipating issues that may arise keeps you and your guests comfortable. So here are a few cozy tricks that are guaranteed to have you and whoever you’re hosting feeling snug and right at home.

  1. Maintain The Temperature (And Your Sanity)

    Fluctuating indoor temperatures lead to increased frustration and crankiness. To avoid an uncomfortable situation, think ahead! First of all, if you’re expecting a big crowd, turn down the temperature in your home a couple hours before guests arrive. More bodies = more heat. And it’s inevitable that the temperature inside will get warmer. To keep your home consistently comfortable, utilize the functions of your programmable thermostat and make sure it’s set to auto! Therefore your home’s temperature maintains a comfortable level, whether it’s heating or cooling.

  2. Heat Things Up And Set The Mood

    Never underestimate the calming effects of sitting in front of a lit fireplace. If your guests tend to get unruly after spending too much time together, dim the lights and starting a fire to set the mood (you can thank us later). If inside is not an option, create the same cozy vibes and gather around an outdoor fire pit. Roast some marshmallows too, because who doesn’t love s’mores? The easiest and safety option is to watch a bustling fire on your living room television is the easiest and safest option. Don’t knock it until you try it! YouTube has a great option (click here) that creates an instant cozy atmosphere without the hazardous flames.

  3. Be Prepared For Any (Comfort) Emergency

    This minor hack saves you major headaches. And it’s so simple! Dress. In. Layers. Whether you’re the host or a guest, temperatures are unpredictable – inside and outside! When you layer up, warm air builds up between each garment acting as an insulator, putting you in complete control of your comfort level. And successfully regulating your body temperature (and essentially your mood) ensures you’ll have a happier and more enjoyable holiday season.  

There you have it! Follow the above comfort hacks to have a cozier home during the holidays, turning the most wonderful time of the year into the most comfortable. And it goes without saying, change your air filters regularly and don’t forget to schedule your HVAC maintenance. If you have any questions, call (757) 868-7600 to speak to our Client Care Team or fill out the below form. 

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