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How to Stay Warm While Awaiting Furnace Repair

A furnace breakdown is a problem that nobody wants to face. Yet, when the problem does strike your home and you find yourself without heat, it is possible to be prepared until our team can visit for a service appointment and get your central unit fixed. You can stay warm and comfortable temporarily if your furnace is on the fritz. 

When you need furnace repair in Evanston, our team is here to help. You can keep reading to learn more about how to stay warm while you wait for a repair appointment and why it’s important to prioritize professional service. After all, furnace breakdowns never happen at a convenient time.

First Priority: Schedule Service

Before we talk about staying warm, we want to remind you how important it is to invest in quality service for your furnace. You may be tempted to do a quick search online and attempt a DIY repair job. Or maybe you have a well-meaning friend or relative who has offered to help troubleshoot your furnace after it breaks down.

Worst case scenario, your repair job doesn’t work and you call us anyway, right? But there is a reason that laws are in place requiring certified professionals to work on furnaces. Aside from safety, you want to make sure that the work is done correctly so you don’t have problems again in the future. With our team, you get that guarantee. Attempting repairs on your own may lead to more damage and a greater repair need.

Use Portable Heaters

While you wait for our team to arrive, you can stay warm using portable heaters. We encourage you to keep safety top of mind when using portable heaters that plug into the wall. Never plug more than one heater into a single outlet. Remember to maintain at least three feet of space around a portable heater. 

You don’t have to spend a lot of money on heaters for every room of your house. Instead, move your heater from room to room as you move around. For example, you may plug it into your living room during the day where everyone can congregate together and keep warm, and then move it to your bedroom in the evening.

Turn on Ceiling Fans

Turning on your ceiling fans is another great way to keep your home warm. You want to make sure that your ceiling fan settings are switched over so that the fan blades spin in a clockwise motion. This creates an updraft of air that blows onto your ceiling and then pushes warm air back down into your room. If your ceiling fans are set to rotate counterclockwise, it may make the rooms cooler since that is the summer setting.

Bundle Up

You can also bundle up with a variety of layers to stay warm. Put on warm clothes, jackets, and even socks and gloves. You can get your warmest blankets out and snuggle up to stay warm. Remember, this is only temporary and soon your heater will be fixed and working great again.

Shavitz Heating and Air Conditioning is your trusted resource for Chicagoland area home services. Contact us today to schedule an appointment for heater service!

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