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What to Do When the Heat Goes Out

You probably already know Arctic Air Conditioning is a name you can trust when your furnace breaks down and you need heating repair in New Jersey. But what happens when the furnace is just fine, but a big snowstorm knocks out power? If the heat goes out in your home, don’t worry—call Arctic Air Conditioning at 732-455-9110 for furnace service, and in the meantime, follow these tips!

Tips for Staying Warm without Heat

Call the power company – this won’t keep you warm, but it may help you get power back sooner! When the power goes out in your neighborhood, call the power company—and don’t assume that someone else already has. There’s no guarantee that this will get them out to you faster, but it can’t hurt!

Use a generator – portable generators can usually generate enough power to run the fridge, a few lights, and a small space heater. Larger standby generators may be enough to get the furnace running again! If you’re using a portable generator, remember to use it carefully—keep it out of the house and away from any open windows so no carbon monoxide gets in.

Wear layers – if it gets really cold in your house, bundle up! Scarves, hats, gloves, and sweatshirts will keep you warm all day. Try to keep your head, hands, and feel as warm as possible—this will help you feel warmest.

Use a fireplace – gas and wood fireplaces still work when the power goes out, so light a fire and get cozy! Just don’t forget fireplace safety—keep the screen closed at all times and make sure the flue is open for ventilation.

All together now – a little family bonding never hurt anyone, right? Get everyone together in one room (preferably the one with the furnace) and close all the doors and windows to trap heat in.

Keep air out – close all window drapes and put draft catchers under the doors to keep as much cold air out as possible.

What to Avoid when the Heat Goes Out

While you’re keeping warm, don’t forget to stay safe. There are a number of precautions you should take, including:

Don’t bring in outside heat sources – things like grills and kerosene lamps are not good heat providers. Not only can they pose a major fire hazard, but the fumes are dangerous with little to no ventilation.

Don’t open the refrigerator or freezer – even though the power is out, the refrigerator and freezer will still have cold air. Keep them shut to avoid adding to the problem.

Try to stay dry – stay inside and try to stay dry as best you can. It will be nearly impossible to get warm if you’re wet.

Don’t leave space heaters unattended – if you’re using a space heater, make sure you take proper precautions. Don’t allow anything flammable near your space heater, and don’t plug it into an extension cord. Comfortable though they are, space heaters can pose a major fire hazard!

Hopefully these tips will keep you warm when the power goes out. And remember, whenever you need furnace service in New Jersey, call Arctic Air Conditioning!

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