Picture this: it’s smack dab in the middle of winter and you’re all snuggled up in bed, ready for a long night of restful sleep. All of a sudden, the power goes out, taking your heating along with it. What’s the first thing you would do?
The loss of heat in the winter can happen to anyone at any time, which is why homeowners such as yourself need to know what to do in such cases. In this article, heater repair specialist Air Comfort, Inc. shares a list of the first things you need to do if your heating fails during the winter.
Start by rolling up towels and placing them at the base of exterior doors to trap whatever heat is left inside your home. Put on as many layers of heat-trapping clothing as you can. Pay special attention to your extremities and wear multiple gloves and socks to keep warm. If the power failure is lengthy or has been going on for more than an hour, move all activities into a single room of the house (preferably the living room) so that body heat can be shared more efficiently.
Since your thermostat’s control systems are temporarily out of commission and the heating is currently non-existent, consider setting up a tent inside your home (as you would when you’re camping) as makeshift sleeping quarters. This will enable you to trap heat better.
Backup generators are a blessing, but they should be used with caution. For instance, a gas-powered generator shouldn’t be operated in an enclosed area because the fumes can be fatal.
Preparation is Key
Emergency outages can’t always be prevented, but you can at least be prepared for them. Have your HVAC contractor’s number on speed dial for heating problems that aren’t due to power failures.
Avoid heat loss mishaps during the coldest time of the year by scheduling regular maintenance appointments. Air Comfort, Inc. offers cooler and boiler repair services all year ’round so you can stay comfortable no matter the season. Call us today at (330) 434-8107 to request an estimate or to schedule an appointment. We serve Kent, OH.Category: hvac