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5 Ways to Keep Your Home Warm Before A Heating Service

bundled house before a heating service
December 29, 2016

A heating service should be atop your list of priorities this season if your current heating system breaks down. Imagine this scenario: it’s a chilly evening and all of a sudden, your ever-reliable heating system breaks down. So, like any responsible homeowner, you make a service call for heating repair and the good news is that a licensed heating technician is on their way to help. However, in the meantime, you can’t just sit there and allow your home become exposed to the cold. When you live with family, you need to make sure their heating needs are met during the winter so they remain comfortable. But if you wait long enough, their comfort may be in jeopardy.  Not only will everyone be shaking and shivering in your home due to the cold, there will also be a higher risk of someone in your household falling ill. There also some long-term side effects as well. For example, if there are any exposed areas of your home giving free roam to the cold air, you may experience heating loss that will see valuable warm air lost to the cold outdoors. This means you will be paying more on heating bills than necessary, potentially leaving you in a tight financial situation by the winter’s end. Fortunately, there are several different things you can do to keep your home warm, even if your heating system isn’t working. While you may not be as comfortable as you otherwise would, you can at least feel a little better while you wait for a heating service.

Why You Need to Call Air Tech for Heating Service

If you are looking for a reliable heating service company who will be ready to assist with your every need, please call Air Tech. We have a team of heating technicians who are licensed and experienced to handle any heating system. When your system breaks down, you can count on us to be there for you as soon as possible. Our technicians have spent years fixing heating systems of all types and making a wide range of repairs. There is no issue they can’t handle and they’ll do it all with the right amount of efficiency so you’ll go back to enjoying heat in your home in no time. We can help you eliminate stress and ensure that you will not be spending your winter without a reliable source of heat that can help you feel better while you are waiting. You’ll also avoid any further heating loss and instead gear warm air to the places they should be going. Plus, once you know you have a reliable source of heating keeping you comfortable, you will stay at a much better peace of mind.

How Can You Maintain Home Heating?

Sure, maybe you’re not some licensed, experienced contractor. But you can still change your home’s heating for the better as you wait for service. Please take note of these 5 tips to ensure everyone in your household stays warm before a technician arrives in your home:

  1. Close All Doors and Windows: When a heating system breaks down, the first thing you want to do is make sure every window and door in your home is tightly shut. This will help you reduce the amount of cold air that comes inside and the heat that is already in your house will last longer. Also make sure doors and windows are locked to ensure they’re not blown open by the wind. The last thing you want is a door to crack open in the middle of the night while everyone is sleeping, losing a significant amount of heat in your home.
  2. Insulate Windows: In addition to closing them, you also need to inspect. Putting builder’s plastic or another extra surface up in your windows can mean that the cold air from outside does not seep in so much and the warm air in your home is not able to escape as easily. Even double pane windows do not offer complete protection, so add those extra layers insulation there as well.
  3. Seal Air Leaks in Duct Systems: If there are any air leaks in your duct systems, seal them off. Air leaks will usually form in basements and attics, so it’s important to check those two areas first. If you can feel air moving, there is a leak somewhere. Finding and blocking it will protect your home, and ultimately save money on your heating bills.
  4. Use Your Fireplace: If you have a fireplace, either gas, electric, or wood-burning, make use of it if you are experiencing a heating system breakdown at night. While it will not heat your whole house like your heating system will, it can keep at least one room warm enough to be comfortable while you wait. This will help you avoid the worst of the winter weather.
  5. Use the Sun: If you experience a heating system breakdown during the day, you can always use the sun as a free heating source. Allowing the sun to come in the (closed) windows can warm your house up, and make things feel better during a heating system breakdown. It keeps you warm without the worry how much it will cost you on heating bills.

Don’t Get Caught In The Cold – Schedule A Heating Service Today

Contact Air Tech today if you want to learn on how you can maintain warm air in your home this season before we provide high-quality heating service!