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Heating Tips for Holiday Hosting

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As the old song goes, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It’s also the most chaotic and stressful, especially if you’ll be hosting friends and family for the holidays. The last thing you need to worry about is an HVAC malfunction or running out of hot water while you’re entertaining guests.

Keep reading to learn how to ensure a cozy environment.

Schedule a Tune-up for Your Heating System

They’ll be “much mistletoeing and hearts will be glowing,” unless your heating system gives out. A professional tune-up of your HVAC unit will keep your guests in good cheer by ensuring system components are in working order. A typical maintenance visit includes cleaning, inspecting and testing your furnace, tightening electrical connections, and making any necessary repairs.

Install a Tankless Water Heater

Will your water heater keep up with the extra demand from your overnight guests? If you’re concerned about running out of hot water, consider upgrading to a tankless water heater.

A conventional water heater stores hot water, which means supply is limited. A tankless unit solves that problem by providing hot water on demand. It never runs out of hot water, ensuring hot showers for all.

A gas-fired tankless water heater is also significantly more efficient, saving an average of $108 in annual energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

Use a Whole-Home Humidifier

Our high-altitude climate can be exceedingly dry during winter. Low humidity causes itchy eyes, dry skin, irritated nasal passages, and can amplify symptoms of the common cold.

whole-home humidifier distributes much-needed moisture through your home’s central air system, improving comfort and preventing the spread of airborne viruses. Bonus: Humidity makes a space feel warmer, so you can adjust the thermostat lower to save money.

Turn on the Ceiling Fan

Ceiling fans aren’t just for summer. Set your ceiling fans to turn clockwise to push air down to improve the distribution of heat. Plus, the extra air circulation will prevent a crowded house from feeling stuffy.

Bottom line: We hope your holiday festivities go down as the “tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago.” To improve the comfort of your home and make it more efficient, contact Absolute Plumbing, Electrical, Heating & Air at 720-669-4188


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