Here at Clarksburg Contractors, we know from experience just how unpleasant it is to have to deal with central heating problems, and we want to help you avoid any malfunctions with your furnace. Unfortunately, it is not always possible to prevent these kinds of issues, and you may someday find yourself with a central heating system that can’t keep you warm. While our team does our absolute best to fix these types of malfunctions as soon as possible, there may be circumstances that delay our technicians from repairing the issue as soon as you would like. In this article, we’ll go over a few strategies for how to stay warm when your central heating goes out in order to help you and your family stay safe, healthy, and as comfortable as possible in that situation.
- Gather in One Room. When your heating is down, the first thing you’ll want to do while you wait for repair technicians to arrive is have everyone, including pets, gather into one room. Everyone’s combined body heat will raise the temperature in the room somewhat and make you more comfortable. Close all other doors in your home and seal any open doorways with blankets to keep heat in with you.
- Bundle Up. In addition to gathering together to take advantage of body heat, you should also have everyone dress in warm clothes, with a fitted under layer and an insulated outer one. Make sure to wear socks and a hat to retain as much body heat as possible and wrap yourself in blankets for even more warmth.
- Cook a Hot Meal. Another way to stay warm while your heating is out is to cook a hot meal. Not only will a steaming pie or stew warm you up from the inside, but the heat generated by the stove or oven will raise the indoor temperature as well. However, it is dangerous to use your oven as a replacement furnace, so make sure to only keep it on while you are actively baking.