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No Heat? Here’s What to Do

Winter may be winding down, but you still need to use your heater for just a little while longer before switching over to air conditioning. Your heater made it this long, but there’s always a chance it could stop producing heat toward the end of the season.

If this happens at your house, don’t panic! Just give our team a call to schedule heating service in Ambler, PA. You can keep reading to learn more about what you should do if you’re heater isn’t warming up your house the way it usually does.

Turn Your Heater Off

If your heater is not working, it may seem silly to turn the unit off completely. However, there’s a chance that your heater could still be trying to turn on and operate. If something is wrong inside of the unit, you run the risk of components overheating or causing hazards for your home. By turning your heater off completely, you eliminate the possibility of anything unusual happening until our team can take a look at the system.

Schedule Service

The next step is to call our team and schedule service for your heater. We encourage you to give us as many details as possible about changes in operation, unusual sounds, bad odors, or anything else that you think may have contributed to your heater malfunctioning. Any details you can offer will help our team when they arrive at your house to troubleshoot.

Keep Warm

You still need to stay warm in the time between when your heater stops working and when we are able to make a service call. First, make sure that all of your windows and doors are well sealed to keep warmth inside. You can invest in a couple of small space heaters to use until your whole-house system is operating again. We encourage you to prioritize safety when using space heaters around your home. 

Only one space heater should be plugged into any outlet. Allow at least three feet of space around each heater to prevent fire hazards. Never operate a space heater in a room unless you are present. If you leave the room, turn the space heater off or take the space heater to another room with you.

Bundle Up

You can also layer your clothes and use blankets to stay warm until your heater is working again. Use hats, gloves, and jackets to keep warm. You can add layers or take layers away to be comfortable as temperatures fluctuate over the course of a day. You can even purchase electric blankets that heat up when you plug them in, although we encourage you to prioritize safety with these in the same way that you would a space heater.

Carney Plumbing Heating & Cooling does what’s right for our customers. Schedule an appointment today for plumbing service or give us a call anytime you have a plumbing emergency.

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