What To Do If Your Heat Goes Out This Winter?

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Although there is still about a month left until springtime finally hits, homeowners must stay prepared for anything the winter has left in store before the end of the season. Here in Ohio, we understand the weather can be unpredictable, so being prepared and anticipating issues before they occur and knowing what to do when they arise is essential. Here are a few tips and tricks provided by our home heating experts at Milford Heating & Cooling on what to do if your furnace inevitably goes out:

How do I Stay Warm?

The best way to keep warm is by bundling up! So dig into the depths of the back of your closet and pull out the warmest, comfiest clothes you can find. Although it may not be the idea you had in mind, taking on this difficult situation with an optimistic outlook will help you put things into perspective. Every cloud has a silver lining, right?

How do I Heat My Home In the Meantime?

If you have a fireplace in your home, now is the perfect time to fire it up! Gather all of your loved ones in the house, play a board game or watch a movie together, and enjoy the warmth of your residential fireplace. However, if your home does not have a fireplace, baking would be a great activity to stay warm. The heat from your oven will help warm up the general areas. You also get to enjoy a tasty treat as a bonus!

What Can I Do to Seal the Windows?

To keep as much cold air out as possible, we need to shift our attention to the home’s windows. Easy access for cold air to creep in is through the windows in your home; therefore, it is best to add extra insulation layers wherever possible. A great example would be to drape blankets and towels over your windows; doing this with windows that have window treatment will provide extra protection against external elements.

How Do I Keep Warm Air Inside?

On the other hand, we should also consider keeping warm air inside. We suggest keeping all doors to unused rooms closed, including three season rooms, spare rooms, and the basement. If possible, refrain from opening any windows and exterior doors and have your family reside in the main areas of the home. 

Keeping these helpful tips and tricks in mind will ensure you are prepared if your furnace goes out this winter. We certainly hope this doesn’t occur in your home; however, you now know what to expect if it does happen. Day-in and day-out, you can always rely on the assistance of Milford Heating & Cooling whenever you need help with your furnace. Give us a call anytime at (513) 655-5112, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!

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