Decorations VS. Thermostat: A Holiday Battle

The holiday season is a time of joy, festivities, and warmth – both in terms of the atmosphere and the temperature in your home! At Precision Air in sunny Corpus Christi, we understand that holiday decorations, cooking, and the hustle and bustle of guests can make your home feel a bit too toasty. 

Don’t fret; we’re here with some cool tips to help you maintain a comfortable ambiance while enjoying the holiday spirit. Let’s dive into the delightful challenge of keeping your home cool during this festive season!


  1. Decorations: Beautiful, but Heat-Makers!

Holiday decorations are fantastic, but they can also raise the indoor temperature. The lights on your Christmas tree or the twinkling ornaments hanging from your ceiling emit heat. To avoid your ornaments becoming the equivalent of tiny heaters, consider switching to LED lights, which produce less heat. This way, your decorations will dazzle without adding extra warmth.


  1. Cooking Up a Storm:

Holiday feasts are a delightful part of the season, but they can lead to a toasty kitchen. To keep your cool, try cooking during the cooler parts of the day or use smaller appliances, like slow cookers or toaster ovens. If you’re hosting a large gathering, consider grilling outdoors to keep your kitchen temperature down.


  1. Smart Thermostat Magic:

A man adjusting his thermostat on the wall in his home

Investing in a smart thermostat is like having your own holiday elf managing your home’s temperature. You can schedule temperature adjustments to lower the thermostat when you’re cooking or when your guests are generating extra warmth. After the festivities, you can easily return your home to a comfortable temperature without lifting a finger. Take a look at our array of smart thermostat bundles.


  1. A Dash of Fan Magic:

Ceiling fans can be your best friends during the holidays. Set them to rotate counterclockwise to create a cooling breeze. This way, warm air is pushed upward, and cooler air is circulated throughout the room, helping you maintain a comfortable temperature without cranking up the A/C.


  1. Airflow and Ventilation:

Ensure good airflow by keeping doors and windows open when possible, especially during the cooler hours of the day. This can help prevent the buildup of hot air and create a refreshing cross breeze. Just be sure to close them when the outdoor temperature rises to keep the warmth at bay.


  1. Maintenance Matters:

a technician installing a new air filter into an existing air conditioner

Before the holiday festivities kick off, schedule a maintenance check. We can make sure your HVAC system is running efficiently, and the filters are clean, helping your system cool your home more effectively.



We’re here to keep your holidays merry and cool. With these simple tips, you can enjoy all the holiday spirit without feeling like you’re roasting chestnuts on an open fire. Keep the festivities and the coolness in perfect harmony this season, and remember that if you need any HVAC assistance, we’re just a call away!

From all of us at Precision Air, we wish you a joyous and comfortably cool holiday season filled with laughter, festivities, and cherished moments. Happy holidays!

Eli Castaneda Jr. - founder and owner of Precision Air
I’m Eli Castaneda Jr,

 I’m the founder and owner of Precision Air. We are a family-owned business providing air conditioning and heating services to homeowners and businesses in Corpus Christi and the Coastal Bend area of Texas.

With over 23 years in the industry, I am using everything that I have learned serving thousands of customers to ensure that my team delivers precise, dependable, and high-quality service whenever you need it; day or night. We value your business.

If you live in the Corpus Christi area and need to have your HVAC serviced or replaced, give us a call!

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