Are you hosting Thanksgiving in your Jefferson or Berkeley County home this year? It's can be fun to decorate each room with the colors of the season, start planning your holiday feast and spend time with friends and family from near and far. But before you can kick back and enjoy your turkey, it is wise to take a few preventative measures to avoid holiday blunders like a cold oven, warm refrigerator or broken furnace.
If you're opening your Eastern Panhandle WV home to guests this year, now is the time to look into the following issues that could pop up during the holiday season.
Holiday Hassle #1: The Heat Is Out
Thanksgiving does tend to bring cooler temperatures to West Virginia and we've grown so accustomed to reaching for the thermostat. However, when you have a house full of people, a lack of heat can be a major party problem. The best way to avoid your heat going out is to have your HVAC system inspected prior to the holidays. Regular maintenance like replacing the furnace filter and inspecting insulation really helps this Eastern Panhandle home element to run smoothly.
Holiday Hassle #2: The Refrigerator Is Warm
Can you imagine placing your holiday dessert in the refrigerator the night before Thanksgiving only to find it un-set and warm in the morning? Your fridge will be working overtime during this time of year, so place a thermometer inside to ensure each shelf remains below 40 degrees. If the temperature dips below, you will be able to tell before the feasting begins.
Holiday Hassle #3: The Oven Is Cold
There's nothing like a warm refrigerator and a cold oven to bring down your holiday party in Charles Town, Ranson, Inwood, Falling Waters, Martinsburg, Harpers Ferry, Hedgesville and Sheperdstown. Avoid this problem by self-cleaning your oven after the holidays! Self-cleaning has been known to blow the thermostat or fuse on an oven and that is the last thing you want on Thanksgiving Day.
The Kable Team is happy to provide tips for enjoying the holiday season in West Virginia's Eastern Panhandle as well as information about buying or selling a home this time of year. If you're thinking over a move before the new year, do not hesitate to give us a call!
We look forward to hearing from you and happy holidays!
The Kable Team
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