What To Do If Your Heat Goes Out This Winter?

Feb 18, 2022

Have you ever imagined needing to survive a winter heating outage? If you haven’t experienced an outage during the winter before, then you might start panicking just thinking about having one. However, don’t fret! Our technicians and customer service reps at New Albany Heating & Cooling believe in coming up with several safety tools and helpful information for homeowners across Ohio. Keep these tips and tricks in a safe place so you can use them today as well as each year during the winter months. 

What Is the First Thing I Should Check?

Many issues could be an easy fix; for example, check your thermostat and make sure it is switched to “heat.” Next, check your electrical panel or pilot light. These home appliances tend to malfunction, especially in cold temperatures. Sometimes when your furnace kicks on, it can blow a fuse or trip a breaker. Keep in mind this is something homeowners can reset on their own. All of the switches within your breaker box should be labeled; if not, this will give you a home project to work on while waiting for assistance or in the near future. Finally, the HVAC system should have a circuit switch of its own. Simply flip the switch to the “on” position. However, if none of these quick fixes seems to be the issue, then at this point, you will want to call one of our service professionals. Our experts are ready to assist you with any of your HVAC issues 24/7, 365 days a year.

How Can I Keep My Home Warm? 

Thankfully, you can do a few things in case your furnace breaks. But first, you’ll want to go around your house and make sure you don’t feel cold air in places. Then, if you do, check the windows and doors in that area that could have a draft coming in. If that is the case, you can buy window sealers or a draft guard at your local hardware store. However, if you’re trying to be budget-friendly, you can roll up old towels and stick them under the door to stop the cold draft from sneaking in.

At New Albany Heating & Cooling, our job is to ensure that our customers are ready for any situation, especially if your heat goes out in the winter. We want to give you the knowledge and tools to remain safe inside your during an HVAC emergency. We hope these tips and tricks are helpful if your heat goes out this winter; however, don’t wait too long to call a professional. You can give us a call anytime at (614) 636-5002, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! Remember, we’re not comfortable until you are!