What To Do If Your Heat Goes Out This Winter?

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

With Bexley Heating & Cooling’s expert tips & tricks, you can stay prepared for anything Old Man Winter throws your way. What do we mean exactly? There is still about a month and a half left before spring starts making its way over here, and even then, residents of Ohio know that the weather can be fickle. Being prepared means anticipating problems before they happen and knowing what to do once they occur. If your furnace ever goes out for some time, here are a few tricks to get you by while waiting for the heat to work again.

What Should I Do to Stay Warm?

Keep warm by bundling up! Pull your warmest and comfiest clothing articles from the back of your closet. Put on your fuzzy house slippers and wear them with pride. It may not be ideal, but embracing a sour situation with a sweet attitude will help put things into perspective. When life gives you lemons, make lemonade, right?

What Can I Do to Heat the House?

Now is the perfect time to use that fireplace if your furnace is out! Gather everyone in the house, watch a movie or play a board game together, and enjoy the warmth by the hearth. If you don’t have a fireplace, consider using this time to bake something! The heat from your oven can help provide warmth to the common areas. Plus, you reap the benefits of enjoying a nice treat! 

What Can I Do to Insulate the Windows?

In order to keep the cold air out as much as possible, we need to shift our focus over to the windows in your home. Windows are an easy way for cold air to creep in, so it is wise to add extra insulation layers where possible. For example, you can use towels and blankets to drape over the windows. You can do this for windows that already have window treatments, as this will provide extra protection against the outside elements. But definitely consider covering those windows that have nothing to keep the winter cold out.

What Should I Do to Keep Warm Air Inside?

On the other end, we also need to think about keeping the warm air inside. You can do this by closing doors to any rooms that aren’t being used. This applies to spare rooms, bonus rooms, and the basement. Have your family stay in the main areas if they can. And remember to refrain from opening any exterior doors if at all possible.

Keep these tips & tricks in mind, so you have them ready if your heat goes out this winter! Of course, we genuinely hope that doesn’t happen, but if it does now, you know what to expect! As always, contact Bexley Heating & Cooling if you need any assistance with your furnace. We are open 24/7 and keep our customers our number one priority. Choose us as your HVAC service professionals! Call us today at (614) 924-7856, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! We look forward to serving you!