There’s a lot of planning that goes into hosting a successful event like a birthday bash. As a host, one detail you shouldn’t overlook is the comfort of your guests, so it’s important to factor your HVAC system into your party considerations.
Here are some tips that can help you ensure everyone’s comfort:
Give Your HVAC Some TLC
When you’re planning a party, you don’t want to have to worry about the reliability of your heating equipment. If you haven’t had your system professionally inspected, cleaned and tuned-up recently, now’s the time to schedule an appointment with a dependable HVAC company. The attention of a well-qualified technician not only helps keep your furnace running efficiently and safely, but it also gives you a chance to have any developing problems addressed to minimize the risk of a breakdown on the day of your party.
Reassess Your Thermostat Settings
Having a large group of people in your Indianapolis home for several hours can raise the interior temperature, but you can compensate by adjusting your normal thermostat settings. Simply check the day’s forecast temperature first, and then decrease the setting on your programmable thermostat accordingly. Just remember to allow ample time for your HVAC to reach your target temperature before your guests are due to arrive.
Advise Guests on How to Dress
If you decide to have your home a bit cooler than usual on party day, there may be some invitees who’ll feel too chilly. To avoid discomfort, you should advise your guests to bring an extra layer like a sweater if they’re used to a toasty warm environment.
Plan Your Menu With Comfort in Mind
Offering both hot and cold beverage and food items will give your guests a variety of choices to help them cool down or warm up. You can serve iced tea and punch, as well as hot chocolate, mulled cider and coffee, along with an assortment of piping-hot and refrigerated appetizers and main dishes.
To schedule service so you can tick HVAC maintenance off your list of party considerations, contact us at Mowery Heating, Cooling and Plumbing.
Our goal is to help educate our customers in Brownsburg, Indiana and surrounding areas about energy and home comfort issues (specific to HVAC systems).