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How to Avoid an Overly Hot House During the Holidays

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How Can I Avoid a Stuffy House During the Holidays?

As homeowners, we tend to crank up the heat the minute we feel the temperature drop outside. And when this happens, especially during the holiday season, celebrations can feel rather stuffy and uncomfortable — rather than serene and elegant.

Although celebrations will be on the smaller side this year, here are some pro tips on how to keep your home comfortably-warm this holiday season.

Ways to Stay Comfortable During the Holidays

Dress Lightly

While the holiday season is the time of year to show off your favorite winter ensembles, it could cost you — especially if your home is already sweltering. Instead of rocking your favorite turtleneck and vest, consider wearing layers of lighter, festive clothing to your small celebration.

Doing this will not only help you feel much more comfortable, but you’ll also be able to take off layers (or put more on), depending on how you feel at your holiday dinner table.

Drink Plenty of Water

A festive array of sweet treats and alcoholic beverages can slowly dehydrate you during the holidays, making you feel much warmer than your actual body temperature. To prevent this from happening, consider drinking more H2O rather than “adult beverages” or consuming sugary/salty sweets.

Turn on a Ceiling Fan

Another great way to stay comfortably-warm during a holiday celebration is to turn on a nearby ceiling fan. While this might seem rather unusual, it’s the best solution to help circulate the air and keep your space feeling as comfortable as it can be.

Of course, one thing to note: You’ll want to make sure that the blades are rotating in a clockwise motion to reap the benefits of your ceiling fan in the winter months. This will help move the air around without adding an extra layer of cold air.

Invest in a Programmable Thermostat

If you’re on the hunt for the gift that keeps on giving, consider investing in a programmable thermostat! This device is genius — it can be controlled from a smartphone just about anywhere (as long as there’s internet) and can allow for the most customizable climate control!

HVAC, Plumbing, and Appliance Repair Services in Milford, CT

If you live in Bridgeport, Fairfield, or the surrounding areas, finding a home service company you can trust can be challenging. However, the team at Tri-City Heating and Cooling is here to help with all your plumbing, HVAC, and appliance needs.

Give us a call at (203) 303-5700 to schedule your appointment today!