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What To Do If Your Heat Goes Out This Winter?

What To Do If Your Heat Goes Out This Winter?

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If you live in Ohio, homeowners like yourself are aware of how cold our winters can get. More importantly, how essential it is to keep your home comfortable for your family. But the questions like ” What if my heat goes out?” or “How can I keep my house warm?” and “What if the technician can’t get to my home for a couple of days?” If you find yourself asking these questions, then you have come to the right blog. Like most appliances around the house, they can break at any moment; however, there is no need to panic. There are several steps you can take to keep your home warm nice, and toasty until one of our fast and courteous technicians arrives. Our expert technicians at Lebanon Heating & Cooling will walk you through your options if your furnace goes out this winter.

What Is the First Thing I Should Check? 

One of the worst situations to be in during the winter is if your furnace stops working; however, this is not the end all be all. There are various things you can do and check to make sure your home stays warm until help arrives. First, check your thermostat; it could have gotten switched off. If it isn’t “off,” you can go ahead and do a hard reset of your thermostat. In addition, you should check your batteries to be sure they are in and working. Finally, if all things fail, you will want to call a professional like Lebanon Heating & Cooling and begin prepping to keep your house warm and cozy until help is dispatched to your home.

How Can I Keep My Home Warm?

Keeping your house at warm temperatures in case of an emergency doesn’t have to be an uphill battle. Some of our quick and easy solutions include turning on your fireplace (if you have one) and ensuring that all windows and doors are properly sealed. You can also buy bubble wrap to cover all doors and windows. On top of that, if you notice a draft coming in, you get a drafter stopper for the bottom of your door. 

How Can I Prevent a Fire With my Space Heater? 

Now, this may seem like a great idea to help keep you, your home, and your family warm; however, our heating experts strongly recommend not to buy one. Nonetheless, if you decide to use a space heater to heat your home when your heat goes out in the winter, then be sure to get one with several safety features. These safety features include a tip-over switch, automatic shut-off, overheat, and touch sensor.

How Do I Avoid Cold Air from Coming In? 

Avoiding cold air means investing in thicker curtains, closing your blinds, and purchasing draft sealers for all of your windows and doors. You can also close the doors to any rooms you aren’t using. Another thing you can do is find something to bake for the family, we suggest a pie or cookies. Something that takes a while to bake as well as bringing something fun to distract the kids from the cold. However, make sure you turn the oven off after baking. Keeping your oven on as a source of heat is a serious safety hazard that could cause more issues than just your heat going out.

Even though most homeowners are used to all the winter months we have each winter, we can still be prepared for all emergencies, such as our heat going out in our homes. If the heat goes out in your home over the winter months, be sure to call Lebanon Heating & Cooling today at (513) 540-1773, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! One of our knowledgeable and friendly customer services will be more than happy to help. You can also ask if they suggest any other helpful tips & tricks to help keep you, your home, and your family warm in the case that your furnace goes out.