What To Do If Your Heat Goes Out This Winter?

Feb 18, 2022 | Blog, Canal, Canal Winchester, Furnace, Heating, HVAC, Maintenance, OH, Ohio, Thermostat, Tips & Tricks, Winter

We still have a good number of weeks before the winter season ends. This means that your furnace needs to be running in tip-shop shape. As you know, life isn’t predictable, and the unexpected sometimes happens. There may come a time when your furnace goes out for whatever reason. Be sure to your local professionals at Canal Winchester Heating & Cooling if this happens. In the meantime, check the batteries in the thermostat to confirm the pilot light is lit and the circuit breaker switch hasn’t flipped. If at this point, you went through all these steps and can’t pinpoint the problem, We’d be more than happy to come out to diagnose and resolve the issue for you. But what can you do while waiting for a technician to arrive? We have compiled a few tips & tricks for you to keep in mind and make the overall experience a little more bearable.

What Area of the Home Is Best to Stay in When the Heat Goes Out?

Your furnace isn’t working. You can’t figure out what’s wrong with it. And a technician is scheduled to come out to your home. You may be wondering how you can stay warm in the meantime? You will want to start by sealing as much warm air inside the house as possible. You can do this by gathering everyone to stay in the main areas of the home. Then close the doors to any unused bedrooms and spare rooms. If your home has one, it would be good to close the basement door as well. Doing this keeps the warm air and body heat circulating in one area where everyone is located.

What Heat Sources Should I Use When the Heat Goes Out?

Now would be a great time to use your fireplace! If you have a wood-burning fireplace. Keep some extra logs stocked for situations like these. The last thing you want is to have to run out to grab some when you need it most. Just don’t leave your fireplace unattended, as that is a safety hazard. With the family gathered together, you can make the most out of an inconvenient situation by turning it into a fun, heart-warming memory.

What Should I Use to Insulate Windows When the Heat Goes Out?

To keep cold air out, you have to seal off its entry points. So, don’t forget about the windows! It would be best to close the blinds and draw the curtains together on every window in the house. You can also use old towels, and blankets draped over windows to provide extra insulation. If you don’t have enough to cover every window, first focus on those with no window treatments. 

We hope this is helpful information to you if your furnace ever goes out. Keep these in mind to be ready for whatever the winter throws at you. It’s always good to be prepared and have a plan of action in place for worst-case scenarios. Contact your local experts at Canal Winchester Heating & Cooling if you have any more questions or if your heat goes out this winter. Our technicians are friendly, knowledgable, and NATE-certified! We will do our best to resolve your furnace issues in a quick and timely manner. Call us today at (614) 524-4737, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!