What To Do If Your Heat Goes Out This Winter?

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Spring starts on March 20th of this year. Can you believe it? That’s just about a month away. Although this may be the date marked on the calendar, Ohio residents know we still have to be prepared for whatever Mother Nature deems fit to throw our way. One day may be bright and sunny, and then the next may require boots, a beanie, and a heavy coat. For this reason, Circleville Heating & Cooling wants you to stay winter-ready and be prepared for any unwelcomed mishaps. Of course, we hope nothing happens, but in the case, your heat goes out, here are a few questions you can ask yourself to pinpoint the issue:

Question 1: Is the Furnace Leaking Gas?

Gas leaks need to be ruled out immediately. If you suspect that the cause of your furnace issues is a gas leak, please call your local gas company right away. While waiting for them to check it out, have everyone exit the house, and wait for instructions when you can go back inside. Don’t forget to bring any pets with you!

Question 2: How Do I Troubleshoot?

Does it make you cringe a tad when you hear the word troubleshooting? There’s no need to worry! There are just a few simple steps that we suggest taking to make sure it isn’t more than a simple fix. Start by checking the pilot light if it went out. It may only need to be relit to get your furnace blowing warm air again. Next, let’s inspect the thermostat. If the display isn’t turning on, it may just need new batteries. Lastly, check the circuit breaker to see if the switch got flipped. If so, you can convert it back.

Question 3: What Can I Do to Stay Warm?

If your home has a fireplace, this would be a great time to utilize it and enjoy the coziness of everyone gathered around. Perhaps you don’t have a fireplace, then what can you do? Now would be a great time to catch up on some baking! We don’t recommend using the stove for heating a house, but using the time to bake a treat or a casserole can help bring everyone together and provide them with comfort food and a bit more warmth.

Question 4: When Should I Call a Professional?

If you have gone through the general troubleshooting steps and still have not been able to get your heat working, now is the time to pick up the phone and call an HVAC professional. Of course, troubleshooting is always recommended, but we don’t suggest prolonging the issue and holding off if the problem persists.

Hopefully, your furnace doesn’t give you any issues. But it is always good to be prepared for the unforeseen. Don’t let mishaps like your heat going out this winter take you by surprise. It is always best to be ready and have a game plan. If you have any issues with your home heating system, Circleville Heating & Cooling is here to help. Give us a call and provide you with five-star customer service. Become a part of our HVAC family today! All our technicians are NATE-certified, and not to mention, we are open 24/7. You can reach us at (740) 281-5323, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!