When you’re planning to host a party, you have your hands full with details like developing the guest list and preparing a scrumptious menu. Something you shouldn’t overlook with your party considerations is optimizing your HVAC system to ensure everyone’s comfort. Following these comfort-wise tips can help make your party a success:

Schedule HVAC System Maintenance

If you’ve neglected HVAC maintenance this season, call your trusted HVAC contractor to schedule an appointment now. During a maintenance visit, an experienced technician will thoroughly inspect, clean and tune up all the system components to ensure it’s operating efficiently and reliably. They can also pinpoint emerging issues that need attention, so you can have any necessary repairs taken care of and avoid a discomforting equipment breakdown during your party.

Make Adjustments to Your Thermostat Settings

You’ve likely set the temperature on your programmable thermostat to meet the comfort needs of your family based on your usual routine. When you’re doing extra cooking and have a lot more people inside, your home may get too warm and humid. To avoid any discomfort, check the day’s temperature forecast and decide whether to run your A/C or lower your usual temperature setting for a few hours. Don’t forget to allow ample time for your HVAC system to reach your target temperature and/or clear out excess humidity before your guests arrive.

Advise Your Guests on How to Dress

If you plan to have your home a bit cooler for your party, you’ll want to give your guests advance warning on how to dress. This way, those who may find the house too chilly for comfort can wear an extra layer, or bring a sweater with them in case it’s needed.

Incorporate Comfort into Your Party Menu

If the weatherman is predicting milder temperatures, plan to serve iced beverages and refrigerated appetizers and main dishes. For a day that chilly or cold, opt for coffee, hot chocolate or cider, and hot-from-the-oven dishes to help make your guests feel warm and toasty.

Contact us at Jackson & Sons to schedule HVAC maintenance for your Eastern North Carolina home.