A furnace failure in the middle of winter can quickly leave your home uncomfortably cold. Here in the East Central United States, a heating failure in winter is no small matter and should be addressed immediately. The first step is to contact your emergency furnace repair service. An HVAC contractor that offers 24/7/365 emergency response services is your greatest ally in this unfortunate event.
If you experience a furnace or heating failure this winter, follow the steps below to get your home comfortably warm once more.
- Confirm that your furnace, heat pump, or other heating appliance has failed. Check pilot lights and power sources to ensure that a circuit breaker hasn’t been tripped, and relight the pilot light if you can.
- Contact your furnace repair service immediately. If your furnace is blowing cold air or has entirely ceased to function, you’ll want the experts to be on their way as soon as possible. The quicker you place your call, the quicker they can arrive and set things right.
- Use space heaters to stay warm. Conserve energy by gathering your family in a single room, if possible, and use an electric space heater to stay warm.
- Light your fireplace if your home has one. Ensure that your flue is open, and keep near your fire to stay warm. If you aren’t able to light your fireplace, make sure the flue is closed to prevent drafts.
- Close drapes and hang blankets if necessary. Covering your windows and doors as best as you are able will cut down on heat loss from your home and keep you comfortable longer while you await your furnace repair service.
- Avoid using fuel-burning space heaters. These can be dangerous due to their potential to release and cause a buildup of carbon monoxide.
Rusk Heating, Cooling & Geothermal responds to emergency calls 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year with our trained technicians. We can get your home back to normal with our extensive experience with furnaces, boilers, and geothermal systems. Call us at (859) 431-4040 for service.