3 Steps to a Cozy Holiday Get-Together

The holiday season is upon us. And with it comes the joy of hosting get-togethers with loved ones. However, all the extra activity in your home creates certain challenges when it comes to maintaining your guests’ comfort.

The following tips will go a long way toward ensuring your holiday events will be festively comfortable.

Tune-Up Your HVAC System

There’s nothing like a malfunctioning furnace to put a damper on your holiday fun. Schedule a preventative maintenance tune-up to ensure it will remain in good working order all season long. Our experienced HVAC technicians will…

  • Check the burners
  • Tighten electrical connections
  • Test system controls
  • Clean the blower motor
  • Check for carbon monoxide leaks

Knowing your HVAC system is in peak operating condition will bring you much-needed peace of mind this time of year.

Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat

No one wants to fiddle with the thermostat when they're also trying to cook dinner and chat with friends and family. Upgrade to a smart thermostat to control the temperature with your smartphone or even your voice. Many smart thermostats are compatible with Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and other voice assistants.

Conventional thermostats are tricky to set, but smart thermostats are easier to read and more intuitive. Plus, they'll slash your energy bills.

Seal Drafts

If there are a few areas in your home that always get colder than everywhere else, you'll be happy if you seal them before you have guests. Turning your heat too high up to try to warm the cold spots will leave the rest of the house too hot. Instead, replace old, cracked weather stripping. If you have old windows, you might also have to use caulk to seal leaking windows.

Bottom line: You should be spending your holiday season enjoying the company of your friends and family, and a drafty, uncomfortable home will only be a distraction. Allow Earnhardt Heating & Cooling to create a cozy environment that's perfect for entertaining. To schedule an appointment, call (336) 814-2613.

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