Houston winters are typically mild and dry, with highs of around 63° and lows of 48°.
If your home will be busier this winter season with family members home for the holidays and the regular arrival of friends and visitors, it helps to have a plan for your home’s heating systems so that it is neither too hot nor cold.
Here at Air Expert, we have been helping to keep Houston homes at the perfect temperature since 1993. In this blog post, we will highlight 5 great holiday heating tips to ensure a comfortable and cozy Christmas.
Schedule Heating Maintenance
It is generally advised to schedule maintenance for your home’s heating system once a year. The best time to do so is around now, before the colder weather starts to bite.
Quality maintenance by our trained professionals helps to ensure that your heating system, be that a furnace, boiler, or heat pump, is operating effectively during the holiday season.
Small issues that are ignored can worsen over time, so it’s recommended that you schedule heating maintenance in Houston at least once a year.
Caulk and Seal any Drafts
The more energy-energy your home is the cheaper it will be to keep it at a comfortable temperature. Double or triple-glazed windows help to protect against heat loss. In the short term, it is recommended that you look for any openings near windows and doors and caulk and seal them.
Reduce the Temperature When Cooking
The holiday season is defined by a lot of cooking and eating! When the oven is turned on, it will be producing heat.
During the times when you are cooking or there are extra people at home, you can turn down the temperature on your thermostat by a few degrees. A programmable thermostat also comes in very handy here.
Utilize Space Heaters
The holiday season is often a time when unused parts of the rooms are utilized to accommodate visiting family members and friends. To help heat these cooler parts of the home, a portable space heater is beneficial. Just remember to keep an eye on them, as they can pose fire and electrical shock hazards.
Safety First With Open Flames
An open fire in the living room creates a wonderful ambience and the same can be said for candles during the holiday season. It’s important to practice safety measures, such as keeping flammable items away from these heat sources.
Holiday Heating Tips for the Winter Season
Andy Williams had it right when he sang that Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year. Having loved ones around is special and having a heating holiday plan helps to ensure that everyone is comfortable and cozy in your home.
In Houston, Air Experts is your No. 1 choice for cooling and heating services. Contact our team today for holiday heating installation, repair, and maintenance. Click here to learn about our financing options.