In the winter months, bitter cold temperatures require a fully functioning furnace around the clock in order to keep us warm. However, if your furnace fails, it is important to know what steps to take to keep you and your family warm until the HVAC techs come to save the day. Whether your furnace goes out as a result of a malfunction or a power outage, it is best to be able to stay warm until your heat source returns.
Steps to Take to Stay Warm When the Heat Goes out
Here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling, we want to share some insight on how you can stay warm when you find yourself and your family without heat. Here are some quick and easy steps to take to stay warm when your furnace stops working or the power goes out.
- Put On a Bundle of Warm Clothing Items – First and foremost, and indeed most practical, layering your clothing items helps tremendously with keeping your body warm. Bundle up and put on extra sweatshirts or sweaters as soon as the heat is lost. Don’t wait until you are so cold and uncomfortable to take this step since it will be a whole lot harder to warm your body at that stage. Be sure to don yourself with heavy socks and gloves as well and a scarf for added warmth.
- Be sure all windows and doors are secure and insulated – The majority of heat is lost in a home through the doors and windows. Be certain that all the windows are properly latched not just shut and that any cracks that may be present are fully covered. Also, if you have blinds or curtains on the windows, be sure they are all closed to help keep in any heat that is currently present in your living space.
- Let the sun shine in – If you have a sunny side to your home then, rather than closing the curtains and blinds, try creating a translucent covering over the window in order to allow the sunshine in. You may want to take a thin shower curtain or some type of plastic material and insulate the window so as to allow the sun’s natural light and warmth to come into your home and provide needed heat.
- Put blankets or beach towels on the floors – If your home is designed with tile flooring or hardwood floors, towels and blankets laid out on the floors can minimize the cold air that seeps into any one specific room. This is a quick and easy way to insulate the floors when the heat goes out. If you have extra throw rugs that would be your best approach.
- Space heaters help a lot – If your power did not go out but rather your furnace has failed, using a space heater can quickly take some of the cold out of your living space. Many of the space heaters today are top quality and capable of providing a good deal of heat in a specific area of the home for an extended period of time.
- Close off rooms – If you have spare bedrooms, bathrooms or other areas of the home that are not used routinely, be sure to close the doors to these areas. This will allow the most heat to remain in the areas of the home that are occupied and being used.
- Visit family or friends – If none of the above provides you with the comfort you need, then it is best to bundle up your family and head on over to a family member or friend’s home until the heat is back on. You may even want to book a hotel and spend some quality family time together reconnecting while waiting to head on back home again.
Choose Our Professionals For all Your Heating Repairs
Here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling, our highly experienced HVAC technicians are steadfast in their commitment to provide only the highest quality heating services this side of Nashville. We stand ready to serve our clients with their every need and are committed to providing services at affordable prices and in timelines that are necessary for the safety and comfort of our clients.
If your furnace fails, look to the pros here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling. We look forward to our every opportunity to serve you. You can be sure our team has got you covered no matter what your heating situation may be. Don’t get caught in the cold. Simply give a shout out to one of our team today and schedule your service appointment. If need be, we offer 24/7 emergency services as well.