Planning on having guests during the holidays? Want to know how to keep everyone comfortable? Here’s a list of things to consider when hosting guests in your home.

holiday-guestsThe holidays mean a variety of different things to different people, but there is one thing that the coldest time of year holds in common for many: company. Whether it’s Thanksgiving, New Year’s or sometime in between, this time of year tends to bring people together. All Weather Contractors would like to share some insight to keeping your guests happy and warm when visiting your home this holiday season. We want your home to be at the perfect temperature to keep everyone comfortable as they gather together.

When company is comfortable it means a happy household for the host and guests alike. A cold home or a home that is overheated can create tension between guests and leave you feeling unnecessarily stressed out. The holidays are stressful enough as they are, so we want to share with you some tips to increase the comfort level all around to make sure your home is at a comfortable temperature for all.

Here are a few things you can do to keep your guests comfortable this holiday season:

  • Provide plenty of layers for bedding during the winter. Every person handles cold weather slightly differently so don’t make any assumptions! Provide plenty of blankets so that your guest can decide for him or herself what’s the best temperature for them as they rest.
  • Keep the thermostat on a mid-range level. If the temperature is below freezing, you’ll want to make sure that you are keeping your home warm enough to tolerably walk around without all of your outside layers. Often this means putting the heat up to about 60 degrees, at the very least.
  • Provide plenty of fresh towels for your guests. Keep in mind that towels don’t dry as quickly in the cold weather, and when they do they will stay cold. A fresh towel after a hot shower can help cut the chills from a cold day outside.
  • Use candles to provide a warm atmosphere around your home as guests are in town. Just remember to blow all the candles out before you go to bed or before leaving the house to prevent any accidents. This is especially important if you have animals or children in your home!

Remember, the best thing you can do is open a dialogue with your guests about their own comfort and needs. Have them tell you what will help them feel the best.