What To Do If Your Heat Goes Out This Winter?

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

The cold weather is here, making winter the prime season for all things cozy. But what happens if your heat goes out in the dead of winter? Do you know where your breaker box is located? If so, do you know which switches to check in a heating emergency? What if you have a gas furnace? Do you know how to relight your pilot light? If you answered no to any or all of these questions, you want to continue reading below. Our HVAC experts at Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating have come up with a few things homeowners can start troubleshooting if their heat goes out this winter. Of course, we hope this never happens, but if it does, the first thing you will want to do is call us for help. Keep in mind it is always better to be safe than sorry. 

Have You Tried Resetting the Circuit Breaker?

Have you gone through all your lights cut off in the middle of cooking? If so, that means your circuit breaker was tripped, which is an easy fix. Same if your furnace went out. Try resetting your circuit breaker and if that doesn’t work, be sure to call us ASAP. If you mess with that switch over and over, it can damage your entire HVAC system, and we must be sure you avoid that. 

How Can I Keep My Home Warm?

We hope you have extra blankets in the closet somewhere because you will want to cacoon yourself in them to generate heat. You cant also layer up before getting all snuggled up in your blankets. In addition, you can make sure that all your windows are sealed correctly and that your doors don’t have any air coming in as well. If you go to amazon or your local hardware store, you will find window seals. You can use these to cover up any drafts coming in. Another tip is to close and seal your front and back doors. You will also want to close doors to any rooms in your house that you won’t be using for that day. 

How Can I Prevent a Fire With my Space Heater? 

Our residential heating and air quality experts would say that the best way to prevent a fire from a space heater is not to use one. Unfortunately, space heaters are one of the most common ways that house fires start. I know the cold is brutal, but you can find other ways around your house to stay warm. Including a family sleepover in one room to conserve body heat, baking a cake, a pie, or even a four-course meal! Most importantly, keep in mind that being prepared is best and will help you get through the cold until help arrives. 

At Westerville Air Conditioning & Heating, we are committed to keeping our homeowners informed and prepared for an unexpected crisis. If your heat goes out this winter, give us a call at (614) 810-0075, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! We provide five-star service and a fast turnaround time to keep you, your home, and your family safe and warm. On top of that, we love building our community and increasing the number of knowledgeable homeowners that know what to do when a crisis occurs. If this blog made you think of more questions to ask or even have concerns about your HVAC system, we would be happy to answer any of your concerns. So don’t delay, call us today.