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Thanksgiving Guests and Home Ventilation

November 3, 2021

It’s always important to have a comfortable and well-ventilated home, but this is especially true when your guests depend on you!

If you’re hosting a Thanksgiving party, home ventilation is one of the most significant issues. This is because, with a hot kitchen and your guests generating heat, any existing problems with the ventilation/heating system are suddenly made even worse.

Try these tips for keeping your home ventilated and your guests comfortable!

Crack Open a Few Windows

We’re putting this solution first because it’s the most obvious! Not only will this bring in cool air, but also, heat naturally travels to a cooler area. So, the open window will be like a magnet attracting excess heat away from your guests.

Dig Out the Portable Fans

Of course, there is a good chance that it will be too cold outside to crack open the windows on the big day. So instead, have some portable fans ready for your guests, or be prepared to run the ceiling fan. The only problem with this plan is that if you have the ceiling fan running in your dining room, you’ll want to have the tablecloth or other light items secured carefully so you don’t create a tornado! Otherwise, we’re sure your guests will be “fans” of this plan to keep them comfortable.

Use the Kitchen Exhaust Fan

Another excellent method of dissipating heat, especially in the hottest room every Thanksgiving — the kitchen — is to run the exhaust fan. Not only will this keep your kitchen from getting too hot, but it will also get rid of grease and humidity that is no doubt becoming a problem. This works even better if you can see that your exhaust fan has a pipe that goes up into the ceiling or through the wall because then you know it’s venting outside and not just pumping the same air.

Check Your Heating System

Of course, if your home just absolutely won’t cool down no matter what, there is probably a more serious problem at play. This could be a problem with your thermostat’s temperature sensor, or it could be an electrical issue, whether in the thermostat or in the furnace itself, that fails to tell the furnace to shut down. Electrical problems with your furnace interfering with the failsafe that turns the furnace off are hazardous, but this issue is also rare. It’s more likely that if your home is too hot and your furnace won’t stop running, it’s a thermostat issue!

For any concerns you might have about your heating system this season, give Parker & Sons a call! We’re thankful for the opportunity to help you out here in the Phoenix area. 

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