Emergency Heating Solutions: What to Do When You Lose Heat

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Picture this: it’s the dead of winter, and suddenly, your home’s heating system decides to call it quits. Panic sets in as you’re shivering in the cold. But fear not!

Losing heat unexpectedly can be a daunting experience, but with the proper knowledge, you can navigate the situation effectively. In this guide, the experts at Standard will walk you through the step-by-step solutions and precautions to take when your heating system fails.

Stay Calm and Assess the Situation

It is easier said than done, but we advise you to take a deep breath and assess the situation. Check if the heat loss is localized to a specific room or affecting the entire house. This initial evaluation will help determine the severity of the issue.

Check the Thermostat

Sometimes, your thermostat is to blame when you have heating issues in your home. Verify that the thermostat is set to the desired temperature and functioning correctly. In some cases, a simple adjustment or battery replacement can restore the heat.

Inspect Your Heating System

If the thermostat is functioning correctly, but the heat is nowhere to be found, check the heating system. Look for any signs of malfunction, such as strange noises or visible damage.

Emergency Heating Sources

If your heating system is malfunctioning, now is the perfect time to bring out your portable space heater and electric blanket. These items can provide temporary warmth while you address the underlying issue. Another way to help you stay warm is to seal any drafts around windows or doors that may be letting cold air inside.

Call the Professionals

If you cannot resolve the heating issues on your own, contact a heating and cooling technician for assistance. Explain the issue to them as best you can, and schedule a service call as soon as possible to diagnose and repair the problem.

Losing heat is never ideal, but following these steps can minimize stress and efficiently restore warmth to your home. If you need professional assistance or preventative maintenance for your heating system, don’t hesitate to reach out to Standard Heating, Cooling & Plumbing. Just give us a call at (205) 386-4001 or visit us online.

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