Have you ever woken up in the middle of the night or in the morning and found your home being freezing cold? Typically, this is due to your home heating equipment shutting down on you. If this is the case, it is an HVAC emergency, and you should call Loveland Heating & Air as soon as possible. We have a customer service representative working around the clock to ensure your home heating system gets the attention it needs. However, we know this doesn’t fix your issue the right way, so we wanted to give homeowners a few tips & tricks they can do to keep their home nice and toasty until help arrives!
How Should I Start Troubleshooting?
There are a few things you can do when troubleshooting your furnace. First, you’ll want to make sure that your thermostat is on the correct setting, and if the settings are right, you can perform a hard reset. Next, check to see if your pilot is lit; however, if you don’t have a gas furnace, you’ll want to make sure the electronic ignition is on. If all those look good, our heating experts suggest checking your circuit breaker to ensure there isn’t a blown fuse. Lastly, you can clean or replace your filter. Hopefully, one of these things will do the trick of not; give us a ring ASAP. We are always happy to help, especially when it comes to home comfort.
How Do I Keep Warm Air Inside the House?
You may have a few hours before a technician can arrive at your house, so you will need to keep everyone warm and cozy inside. You can start by finding something to bake for the kids or throw a slumber party to keep everyone’s body heat in the same room. Additionally, you’ll want to close all doors that are not being used and check for any drafts coming from windows and doors. If you can feel any air coming in, you’ll need to seal it off with a sealer you can find at your local hardware store. However, if you’re trying to be budget-friendly, you can roll up old towels and stuff them under the door.
How Do I Heat My Home?
If you have a fireplace, be sure to have enough wood for a few days for worse-case scenarios. We understand not many residents will have a fireplace. If this is you, then you will want to put on layers; the more layers, the better! Some people might want to consider purchasing a space heater. However, use these at your own discretion as they can quickly turn disastrous. Remember to always read the instructions and the information about the safety features built in to stay safe while using them.
What’s The Safest Kind of Space heater?
To be honest, our heating and air quality experts would say that no space heater is the safest kind of space heater. Nevertheless, we understand that temperatures begin to drop at a fast rate when your heat goes out. Thus, if you choose to invest in one, you should get one with all of the safety bells and whistles. This includes an auto/timed shut off, tip-over automatic shut off, and an overheat sensor.
Overall, when you have a plan in place, it makes the frustrations of your day go a lot smoother. However, despite thinking you have everything under control, you should still contact Loveland Heating & Air. Call us today at (513) 216-5913, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here! We are waiting and ready to help with all of your residential furnace needs. HVAC systems are pricy, and we want to set you and your home up for success.