Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night due to a fluctuation in temperature? Most of us have probably experienced waking up due to an uncomfortable level of heat. But if you have never experienced your furnace going out in the winter and confronted by an unwelcoming chill, you may be in for a cold surprise. Your service professionals at Beavercreek Heating & Cooling want to make sure you are prepared in the unfortunate event this happens. After you have checked all the possibilities why your furnace may not be working, such as making sure the thermostat is on, the batteries are working, and confirming the pilot light didn’t go out, try the following tips & tricks in this blog. Below are some options that you and your family can do to keep warm until help arrives:
How Do I Keep Cold Air Out?
If your furnace has gone out, you want to do what you can to keep cold air from creeping in. You can accomplish this by first closing any curtains, blinds, or drapes. Next, you can hang heavy blankets or towels over windows as an extra insulation layer. Doing this is especially important for any windows that do not have window treatments. Finally, if there are bedrooms that are not being used, you can close those doors in the meantime. This may include any spare bedrooms, playrooms, or the basement.
How Do I Keep Warm Air Inside?
On the flip side of this, if we do what we can to keep cold air out, you also want to do what you can to hold warm air inside. Any remaining warm air will leak out every time an exterior door is opened. So, it would be best if everyone could remain inside and stay at home for the time being until a technician is at your home.
How Do We Keep Warm?
Now that you established how to keep the cold air outside and the warm air inside, let’s move on to the next step. At this point, you have insulated your house the best you can. Now, it would be a great idea to dress as warmly as possible. A cozy pair of socks, a beanie, scarf, and your old college sweatshirt and comfy sweat pants are the perfect ensemble to throw together while trying to stay warm. Throw a coat on top, and voila! Making the best out of a sour situation always helps to bring a little positivity to the surface and lighten everyone’s mood.
What Can I Do to Help Heat the House?
If you don’t have a fireplace to light during your waiting period, consider utilizing your stove and baking a sweet treat or comfort food like a casserole. This way, you hit two birds with one stone and get something warm and comforting in everyone’s tummy as well as getting to enjoy the heat the stove gives off. As a reminder, we do not recommend using your stove strictly as a heat source for your home. This is a safety hazard. Also, never leave the stove on and unattended to warm the house.
If your furnace has gone out, please don’t hesitate to call Beavercreek Heating & Cooling. Your family’s safety is our priority. We will get one of our NATE-certified technicians to your home as soon as possible. Having a game plan ahead of time is always beneficial if an unpredicted event happens. Trust the experts and call (937) 708-8527, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! We aim for five-star service 100% of the time!