At first thought, it sounds like a nice concept. You get bundled up to leave the house, the walk to the car is cold, you’re not in your car long enough for it to be warm and then you’re even colder when you leave your car when you reach your destination. All you want is a little heat to defrost you. But when that destination is a holiday party – there is nothing worse than being too hot.
If you’re looking for some tips to keep yourself and your guests comfortable when they come inside from the chilly weather, you’ve come to the right place! Here are a couple of holiday energy tips for regulating the temperature in your home during a holiday party or meal.
Serve both hot and cold refreshments
If you’re hosting a party for children, the two easiest things to serve under this category would be your typical sodas and some hot chocolate. Rare is a child who will turn down hot chocolate if it’s offered to them. If you’re at a party with mostly adults, you can opt for alcohol on the menu. Even if there are adults at your party who will opt for a non-alcoholic beverage, you can mix it up by offering hot chocolate, eggnog and hot apple cider.
Adjust your air conditioning level
Whatever you normally have your air conditioning on, lower it by a couple of degrees if you’re having more than 10 people over. Bodies really do create a lot of heat, and you would hate for your house to get too hot and make your guests uncomfortable. Since it’s (usually) chilly outside, they’ll probably be layered up anyways – so making it a little cooler will probably put everyone at ease.
Enjoy the holidays – and if you need more help keeping your home cool or warm year-round, give Champion AC a call!
Ben is a retired Combat Controller with the United States Air Force. He started Champion AC in 2007. Ben is originally from the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is happily married and an avid fan of the San Antonio Spurs and New Orleans Saints.