What’s the Best Temperature for a House Party?


Let’s say you bought a home and now you’re planning a housewarming party. Or if you’ve been a homeowner for a long time, let’s imagine for a moment that your entire family and their third cousins and spouses are coming over for a 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, [insert holiday you celebrate here].

You know it’s too many people. And whether you’re hosting the event to keep your spouse happy, or you’ll actually enjoy the shindig, there are things you’ll have to worry about:

Do you have enough space for everyone? Will everyone fit at the dinner table? Will Uncle Joe refrain from talking about politics for an evening?

Some things you can’t control. For those, there’s beer. Others, like what’s the best temperature when you’re hosting a lot of people, are more manageable.

Lucky for you, we’re here to help you. The following are things you can do to ensure that your party is comfortable for everyone:

1. Inspect your AC system days in advance. This is because before you even worry about the right temperature, you want to make sure that the unit is actually cooling properly. Checking that all of these items are working correctly will set up your stage beautifully:

– Replace air filters
– Clean and unbend the fins
– Clean the condensate drain lines

All of this will ensure that the air flow isn’t obstructed and that your AC can actually cool down your place without dust and dirt getting in its way.

2. Look into getting a humidistat. They cost only a couple of bucks and it monitors the humidity levels in your home. Now, you may be thinking “Why would I buy something like that for a one-time event?” and that’s a good point. However, know that by having a humidistat, your AC gets a signal every time the humidity levels are too high. The AC, in turn, absorbs the humidity and turns it into cold air.

This is beneficial for several reasons:

– It regulates the humidity inside your home
– It reduces your chances of getting mold spores
– Your AC will shut off once your home reaches proper humidity levels, which in turn, will help you reduce your power bills.

So party or no party, everyone wins.

3. The best range will be in the 60s and 70s: There is no one single temperature that will please everyone. That said, the Department of Energy recommends to set your thermostat to 68 degrees during cooler months, and 78 degrees during the summer.

Granted, that’s under regular circumstances. Depending on the amount of people who are coming over, adjust a few degrees up or down.

Contact Engineered Air for Preventative HVAC Maintenance

If you’ve had your AC unit for a while and would like to give it some maintenance before your party, or if you’d like to discuss how to best regulate temperature, we’d love to help you.

Call us at (855) 830-2292. From humidistats to programmable thermostats, we’ll make your home always feel like it’s always set to the perfect temperature.