What To Do If Your Heat Goes Out This Winter?

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

Our professionals at Xenia Heating & Air are trained to provide five-star service and helpful information for all homeowners. Whether you’re a first-time homebuyer or have had your home for 20 years, there are always new things to learn, especially ways to stay warm if your heat goes out this winter. We understand that many things can happen at the drop of a hat any day or time, and sometimes a technician cannot get to your house fast enough. So, because of this, we want our customers to be comfortable, safe, and ready for all situations. Have you thought about a list of things you can do to stay warm inside if your heat goes out? If not, today is your lucky day. We will go over a few tricks and tips to help you and your family be prepared if this happens to you or a friend. 

What Is the First Thing I Should Check? 

First things first, call a professional and make an appointment. Doing so will get you on the books early and will usually lead to a same-day appointment. In the meantime, you can do some troubleshooting on your own before help arrives. For example, you can check your thermostat settings, temperature, batteries(if applicable), your circuit breaker, and your air filter. If you’ve checked those things, you know that it is time to start prepping to keep warm inside.

So How Can I Keep My Home Warm Inside?

You want to act fast with cold temperatures outside. First, you want to make sure you have done everything you can to stop the warm air from escaping and the cold air from sneaking in. We recommend pulling out some old recipes you’ve been meaning not to make for months and never got around to it. Next, preheat your oven. While you are waiting for your oven to preheat, start checking your windows and doors to make sure no open drafts find their way in. If so, you can borrow one of your old towels to use for coverage. If you don’t want towels in your windows, you can use draft seals and stoppers for your doors and windows. Also, remember to shut the door to any rooms you won’t be using. This will help keep the heat going in the areas you need it. Then return to the kitchen to make that recipe you preheated the oven for. Remember to turn it off after use; keeping an empty oven on is a serious fire hazard. 

At Xenia Heating & Air, our job is to make sure that our customers are ready for any situation, including if your heat goes out this winter. We want to give you the tools and knowledge all homeowners need to stay safe inside your home during an HVAC emergency. We hope these suggestions are helpful if your heat goes out this winter. However, don’t wait too long to call a professional; it’s better to be safe than sorry in the HVAC industry. We are open 24/7, 365 days a year, including weekends and holidays, for your emergency home heating needs. So, give us a call anytime at (937) 708-8451, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! Remember, we’re not comfortable until you are!