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Dec 18 2022

Steps to Take If You Lose Heat in Winter

Losing heat in the middle of winter is every homeowner’s nightmare. When temperatures drop, you will want to ensure that your heating system is in tip-top shape. Our expert technicians at Van Drunen Heating & Air Conditioning can help keep your heating system running with a check-up, repair, or replacement. In the meantime, there are ways to mitigate the challenges you can face when you lose heat in the winter until a knowledgeable technician can provide heating system services.

Turn Off Your Gas

Turning off your gas is one of the first steps to take when you lose heat. When your heating system stops working, it can leave room for carbon monoxide to leak through your ducts. As a result, you’re subject to getting carbon monoxide poisoning. This could also put you at risk of breathing trouble, air ventilation issues, and of course, diminish your home’s ability to retain heat.

Seal your Windows and Doors

To avoid losing additional heat, check to see if your windows are fully closed. Any leaks will create a draft and make your home colder much faster. To prevent air leaks in your windows, use blinds or draperies as a thermal barrier, and you may also want to look into low-emissivity film to layer on top. When it comes to doors, the easiest way to mitigate the air leak is by rolling up an old shirt and placing it where it can cover the bottom of the door’s seal. That way, it creates a barrier for any cold air coming underneath the doorway and helps slow down the dropping temperature.

Layer Up

After you contact our friendly staff, make sure you bundle up. Ideally, you want to wear multiple layers of warm clothing to help create a thick barrier between you and the cold air. Wearing clothing like long sleeve tops, jackets, boots, and earmuffs could help ease the chill.

Repair or Replace your Furnace

A properly maintained furnace is the core of your heating system and can protect you from cold temperatures and poisonous gases that could leak through in a breakdown. Luckily, you can keep your furnace operating at its best when you schedule check-ups with one of our experts. If you cannot get an inspection done before it stops working, our friendly technicians are here to help. They can assess and diagnose whether your furnace needs a simple repair or replacement.

Schedule an Appointment with Us Today

Losing heat in the winter is an emergency that no one should have to endure. We want to help you stay comfortable and safe throughout winter by restoring your heating system if it stops working. Contact our team today to schedule an appointment to fix your heating system during the winter.



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