During the holidays, you probably want to enjoy yourself and all of the festivities rather than worrying about the temperature. If you're worried that your home might be a little too cool for comfort this winter, following these tips can help you keep your home warm and cozy all holiday season long.
Pay Your Heating System a Little Attention
Before the craziness of the holiday season begins, call your HVAC company to schedule an appointment for a tune-up. Then, you'll have your HVAC system checked out, tuned up, and prepared for the cooler months.
Make Arrangements for Delivery of Fuel
If you rely on heating oil or gas to heat your home, make arrangements to have fuel delivered before the holidays. Then, you can avoid either running out of fuel or having to pay a higher delivery charge for having fuel delivered on a holiday.
Put Out Seasonal Blankets and Pillows
When decorating your home for the holidays, you can add festive cheer and a touch of coziness by putting out throw blankets and pillows in seasonal colors throughout your home. Heating blankets are also great for keeping you and your family warm and cozy this holiday season, but make sure that you follow the use instructions so that you can use them safely.
Light a Fire in Your Fireplace
If you have a fireplace, you'll probably want to make use of it this holiday season. The extra work is sure to be worth it when you're able to enjoy your fireplace's warmth and coziness. Even though a wood-burning fireplace might seem more like the real thing, even a gas or electric fireplace can work for adding warmth and comfort to your home during the winter.
Invest in Backup Heating Sources
Buying a few space heaters before the weather turns too cold is always a good idea. Then, you can warm up rooms that might be a little chilly, and you'll have a backup source of heat just in case something goes wrong with your heater on a cold winter evening.
Make Seasonal Snacks and Beverages
The holiday season is a great time to prepare and serve warm, comforting seasonal snacks and beverages for you and your family. For example, consider cozying up with your family and a few mugs or hot chocolate on a chilly evening, and focus on preparing soups, stews, and other favorite comfort foods. On chilly evenings, a warm pie or tray of cookies from the oven can help make your home feel more cozy and seasonal, too.
For more information and tips, contact your local residential heating services today.