How To Heat Your Home During Your Holiday Party This Season

Posted on November 21st, 2017 by Blue Mountain

‘Tis the season for holiday parties! Nothing beats seeing family and friends over a delicious home cooked meal. But all that cooking comes with a cost — a high utility bill. Here are a few easy ways to help reduce your heating use while still enjoying your holiday.

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  1. Turn Down Your Stove!

Many recipes call for your stove to be on for a long period of time, or set at a very high setting. If the dish you’re baking doesn’t need to cook for longer than an hour, don’t preheat the oven! And if you have an electric stove top or oven, you can turn it off 5 to 10 minutes before the dish is done — the residual heat will finish cooking the dish.

  1. Don’t Open Your Oven!

We all want to check in on our dishes every now and again, but we suggest keeping your oven door closed at all times. Frequent peaking is self-defeating. Each time the door opens, the temperature can be reduced by as much as 25 degrees!

  1. Keep Your Furnace Off!

If you’re hosting Thanksgiving at your house this year, there’s bound to be a ton of cooking and a ton of mouths to feed. Between the heat from the oven and all of your guests, you won’t need the help from your furnace. However, if you do follow this tip, it’s important to have a few fans around to help distribute the heat throughout each room.

We hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving and if you notice any heating problems in your home, don’t hesitate to reach out to the experts at Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating and Cooling. With us, your comfort is our number one priority. So if you need an experienced plumber in Harrisonburg, Waynesboro, and Staunton, choose Blue Mountain Plumbing, Heating and Cooling! Visit our website or call 877-280-5777 to schedule a service or repair.

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