What Should You Do If the Heat Goes Out?

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What Should You Do If the Heat Goes Out?

It’s winter, you’re all cozied up in your home or working hard at your office, when suddenly the heat goes out. Panic sets in, followed promptly by the realization that you don’t know what to do. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Whether you’re a homeowner or a business owner, this survival guide will help you stay warm and keep your cool when the heat goes out.

Check your thermostat

The first thing to do is to check your thermostat if the heat goes out. Make sure that the thermostat is set to heat, the temperature is set high enough, and the batteries are not drained. If your thermostat is working correctly, then you may have a bigger issue with your heating system.

Furnace maintenance

If you’re getting your furnace checked regularly, then it may prevent any sudden breakdowns. Make sure to schedule a yearly or bi-yearly inspection with a professional heating service, as they can detect issues before they become a more significant issue. Regular maintenance services also help with energy efficiency, reducing your energy bills and keeping your home warm.

Move to a smaller area

Heat rises, so if you’re in a multi-story home, move to a lower level. If you have a portable heater, set it up in the room where you’ll be spending most of your time. Close off any unused rooms to conserve heat and use blankets, sweaters, and warm clothing to keep you warm.

Check circuit breakers

Sometimes circuit breakers trip and cause heater failure. Check if any of the circuit breakers have tripped and reset them accordingly. If you keep experiencing this issue, you may have an electrical issue that needs to be addressed.

Call a professional

If none of the above tips work, then it’s time to call a professional. Don’t attempt any DIY fixes as it may make the situation worse. Professional services have licensed and experienced technicians that can fix any heating system issues efficiently, safely, and quickly. Weather Crafters has an experienced team of specialists who can help you with finding solutions and providing quality maintenance services for all of your HVAC needs. Don’t delay – contact Weather Crafters today to get the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is safe and functioning properly!

Heating system emergencies can be stressful but knowing what to do can help put you at ease. Check your thermostat, maintain your furnace, move to a smaller area, check circuit breakers, and call a professional if necessary. Remember to practice safety measures and not to attempt any DIY fixes that may worsen the situation. Stay warm and take care of yourself and your home!