What To Do If Your Heat Goes Out This Winter?

The winter weather is upon us here in Ohio, and it’s time to ensure that our customers are ready for anything, especially if your heat goes out this winter. As a resident of Ohio, we know all too well that the temperatures can fluctuate on a day-to-day basis. Because of this, Ohio is well known for getting snowstorms right after a warm day. On that note, it’s crucial to know how to keep your home warm if your furnace goes out. There are several things and many items to use in your home to keep you warm and toasty until help arrives. Keep in mind this doesn’t have to be stressful; it can actually be a fun time to spend quality time with your family. So, no more worrying, the heating experts at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling have you covered. Below you will find out precisely what you can do if you have an emergency. Be sure to take out a handy dandy notebook and write down these helpful tips and tricks you can do on your own and keep this in a safe place to use this year and many more to come!

What Is the First Thing I Should Check?

Many issues could be an easy fix; for example, check your furnace switch and ensure it is on the “heat” setting. Next, find and check your electrical panel. Sometimes when your furnace kicks on, you can blow a fuse or trip a breaker. If this is the case, you can reset the circuit breaker by switching it back to the “on” position. All your switches should be labeled, and the HVAC system should have its circuit. If your electrical panel isn’t labeled, this is a home project you can take up while waiting for help to arrive or on another day. Keeping your breaker box organized will lessen your stress in situations like these. Nevertheless, if all these checks fail and you can’t seem to pinpoint the problem, contact one of our service professionals at Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling ASAP. We are here to help homeowners like yourself. Once we are contacted, one of our knowledgeable and friendly technicians will come to you and diagnose the issue. We are happy to help you at any time of the day!

How Can I Keep My Home Warm? 

What I am about to tell you is something most people don’t think about; however, you will be thankful you read this blog today. First, try rearranging your furniture in your home. For example, you can make sure the couch or beds are in the middle of the room, not blocking any heat, and everything is closer together, bringing more warmth. In addition, keeping your curtains closed will keep the heat in at night. Lastly, you’ll want to draft-proof your windows and doors. Doing so will keep the cold air drafts from sneaking inside. 

What Can I Do Prevent Cold Drafts From Coming In? 

First things first, you’ll want to ensure all your blinds and curtains are closed, your windows are properly sealed, and all potential places where air drafts can creep in are covered. If everything isn’t properly sealed, you’ll need to go to your local hardware store and buy some weather stripping. You can use this to seal all of your windows and doors. Keep in mind that there are many kinds of weather strips, so you take a picture of your windows and doors to show to someone at the hardware store to be sure you buy the proper weather stripping for your home. On the other hand, if you are snowed, you can also insulate with saran wrap as a temporary fix to keep the warm air inside. 

Whether your furnace is on the fritz or you want new ways to protect your home during a snowstorm, Newark-Heath Heating & Cooling is here for you 24/7, 365 days a year. Even if you think you can fix the problem yourself, it’s better to be safe than sorry and contact a professional. Call today at (740) 212-5849, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here! Our experts are dedicated to keeping homeowners prepared for any emergency HVAC situation that may come your way. 

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