What to Do If Your Heat Goes Out This Winter?

Feb 18, 2022 | Uncategorized

Once the winter months hit, most homeowners are frightened of the many things that can go wrong. This is usually because of the cold and how high your heating bill might go up; therefore, at Mason Heating & Air, we think of everything we can to help our customers prepare for winter. Unfortunately, we don’t usually know what could go wrong and prepare for that. So we live our lives hoping that nothing goes wrong, but as we all know, life happens. Today we will talk about a few tips to keep your family informed and ready if your heat goes out this winter.  

What Is the First Thing I Should Check if my Heat Stops Working? 

First, you will need to ensure that your thermostat is powered on and working well, so check the settings and the desired temperature. If you’ve checked the batteries and the settings, then try to replace the batteries. If all that is working in good condition, then if you have a gas furnace, you’ll want to check to see if your furnace’s pilot is lit. Keep in mind these tend to go out every once in a while. This could be the reason your furnace is still powering on but not blowing warm air. If you need to know how to relight the pilot light, most furnaces have manufacturer instructions on them. On the other hand, if you have an electric furnace, you’ll want to locate your breaker box to ensure it hasn’t blown a fuse. If this is the case, go ahead and flip it to the “on” position, and it should do the trick. Finally, suppose you have checked everything above, and your furnace is still not working. If that’s the case, you’ll want to call the professionals at Mason Heating & Air to run a diagnostic on your furnace. 

How Do I Keep the Cold Air Outside? 

The annoying cold drafts usually come from small spaces near windows and your doors:

  1. You can use different window and door seals to keep the drafts from creeping inside.
  2. You can keep unused doors closed and pick up projects around your house to stay warm.
  3. Get on the move! The more you move, the more you won’t feel how cold it is. 

How Do I Heat the House?

The best method is to first turn on the oven and bake your family a nice meal. However, if you have a fireplace in your living room, you can also light that up and be sure that you have plenty of wood for at least a few days. Finally, purchasing a space heater is the third-best method if you don’t have a fireplace. However, keep in mind that our furnace and air quality experts strongly advise against space heaters. Nonetheless, there are plenty of options to choose from and what will fit your home’s needs. 

Do you have more questions? The best thing a homeowner can do if their heat goes out this winter is to call the professionals at Mason Heating & Air! Call today at (513) 496-2477, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here