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Overly Hot House on Thanksgiving? Here's How to Fix It!

Oh, you know the feeling all too well: it’s Thanksgiving day, you’re wearing your favorite sweater and the dining room starts to feel like a sauna. Of course, someone could have raised the temperature on the thermostat, but it’s probably due to the excessive cooking in the kitchen nearby. Need a cool solution? Let us “dish” the details:

Adjust your Ceiling Fan

Have one of these aerial features in your home? If that’s the case, then it’s best to set this rotating wonder in a counter-clockwise motion. Once it’s set, your ceiling fan will circulate the air in your home and turn it into a cool, comforting breeze. If the ceiling fan happens to be in another room of the house, then it might take some time for the machine-made breeze to travel.

Utilize the Barbeque

Can some of the dishes you’re preparing be cooked on a barbeque? If it’s not snowing or raining, then cooking on the grill will be another great way to keep your home cool. Think about it like this: when you opt to move some of the cooking outdoors, any heat emitted from the grill will travel into mid-air and won’t add to the humidity in your home. You’ll definitely notice a pleasant difference when you opt for some outdoor meal preparation.

Keep the Windows Open

Does your dining space have windows on either side? Even if there happens to be a singular window, it’s best to crack it open to let some cool air in! Not only will this help cool down your Thanksgiving soiree within seconds, but it will also let some of the hot, humid air seep outside, naturally regulating the temperature as the evening progresses forward.

Stay Hydrated

Although it’s not the middle of July, it’s still important to keep yourself hydrated all-year-long. The reason being is that a properly hydrated body will help maintain a cool temperature, acting as an anatomical thermostat. If you want to take it a step further, then you can even place a lime (or other pieces of fruit) to take the taste of the water from plain to wonderful in seconds!

If you run into any problems with your home’s plumbing, heating or cooling, and prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc. or call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.