What To Do If Your Heat Goes Out This Winter?

Feb 18, 2022 | Uncategorized

During the winter months, especially in Ohio. Homeowners can have many unexpected things happen that you haven’t experienced; you may not know what to do precisely. For instance, if your furnace goes out, you should have a plan in place to keep the home warm and toasty. Of course, we always hope that if our furnace stopped working, it would be something as small as needing your pilot light relit. However, more often than not, the issue usually comes from an underlying problem. So, LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling has some helpful tools and tricks you can remember in case of an outage.

What Would Troubleshooting Consist Of? 

Troubleshooting your furnace is simple if you know where certain things are in your home. For example, if you know where your circuit breaker is, all you may need to do is turn the switch back on as the circuit breaker could have been tripped. Next, ensure your thermostat is on and everything else is working correctly. You can also check to make sure your filter is clean.

How Do I Keep Warm Air Inside the House? 

Over the past few years, we have learned that homeowners will keep the oven on with nothing inside to keep the house warm; however, this is unsafe, and you should not do this! Instead, find an old recipe your grandmother used to bake and make that to keep your oven on. After baking something good, you can make sure all doors and windows are sealed nicely. In addition, be sure you close doors to all unused rooms and basements. Once you’ve done all that, help should be on the way in no time.

How Do I Heat the Home?

 Heating the home may seem impossible if your furnace goes out; however, you can buy a space heater to keep warm. There are several space heaters to choose from that you may find appealing. Please do your research on which one would work best for your home. You have many different varieties, and just like many appliances in your home, they work differently and increase in size.

What’s The Safest Kind of Space heater? 

The truth is that our HVAC experts would advise against using a space heater to heat your home in the case of a furnace. However, we know this isn’t always the case, so if you decide to use a space heater, do your research and use it at your own risk. 

Those unexpected crises will happen in life, but it’s always best to plan for the worse. Hopefully, we gave you some helpful information you can pass along to your family and friends in case they experience an outage as well. If you have any questions or need your furnace fixed, call LRF Maintenance, Heating & Cooling at (614) 837-4822, or schedule an appointment now by clicking here! We are available 24/7 to answer your call!