Thanksgiving is upon us, and just because the weather in Winter Park, FL stays much warmer than it does in the rest of the country, that doesn’t mean you won’t have concerns with your HVAC system if you’re going to be entertaining guests in your home this year. Proper heating and cooling is essential to a comfortable home, and you want your guests to be as comfortable as possible when they come to visit.
A little foresight and some judicious use of your thermostat can eliminate potential issues and ensure that everyone feels at their best. It may mean operating your heater or your air conditioning, depending on the weather on Thursday (or later in the year, if you’re hosting anyone in December).
Watch The Temperature in the Home
Holiday gatherings tend to elevate the temperature in your home, both because there are a lot of warm bodies in your home, and because you will likely be cooking in the kitchen over a hot stove for hours. That’s going to make your home hotter than you might expect. We recommend setting a base temperature 5 degrees cooler than what you normally set, which will allow the system to compensate for the increased heat in your home.
Beware of High Humidity
High humidity can be a problem during the holidays not only because of our infamously muggy weather, but because large groups in small quarters can elevate the humidity levels with the moisture in their breath. If you have a dehumidifier in your home, you should run it for 20-30 minutes before your party starts to remove the excess moisture. If you don’t, you can run your air conditioner for the same amount of time to achieve the same basic results.
Call Downtown Air and Heat today for high quality heating and air conditioning repair.