It may be the biggest nightmare that can strike a homeowner, particularly in the winter, but it does happen. It will begin when you start to feel an unexpected chill as your room temperature drops lower. Eventually, you’ll realize that your heating system isn’t working. If it happens in the winter, it can be very upsetting and you might even feel a sense of panic, that’s why you should make Tragar Home Services your energy company.
Tragar Will Keep You Warm All Winter Long
Tragar can keep you warm all winter and cool all summer and if you have a problem with your heating, we can help, we offer emergency heater repair service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We also offer maintenance packages and emergency oil delivery. If you lose your heat, Tragar will be there, and we want to tell you about what you should do if your heater breaks.
Keeping Warm During Emergency Situations
One situation in which it’s very important to be prepared is if you suddenly lose power and heat as the result of a winter storm. If you know a storm is coming, the website Common Sense Homesteading recommends making certain you have a generator that’s fueled up. It’s also a good idea to set the temperature higher in your home in case you lose power.
If you do lose power, try not to let the heat you have escape your home easily. That means avoiding opening and closing your exterior doors as well as interior doors. Do what you can to block drafts and close blinds and drapes to insulate your windows. Let the sun be your friend. Open your blinds during daylight hours on the sunny side of your home. If you have a wood stove, burn it at regular intervals. Consider having everyone conserve heat by living in one room, particularly one that stays warmer than the other rooms in your home.
Troubleshooting Furnace Problems
If you think your furnace has broken down, there’s a number of things you can check to see if it’s a major problem or if it’s fixable. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, one of the first things you should check is the thermostat, and make sure it’s set properly. You should also make certain your vents aren’t clogged and that your furnace filter is clean. Another possible source of the problem are power issues. That might mean relighting a pilot light or checking to see if the power switch is on. Your furnace might be responsible for a blown fuse or it might have tripped your circuit breaker. If your furnace is making a lot of noise, it might have to do with a problem with the belts.
Tragar Offers Maintenance Plans
If you suspect a problem with your furnace or if you’re home is not being heated properly, call Tragar Home Services immediately. If you have a maintenance plan with us, we’ll make sure your heating system stays in good working order throughout the year. We’ll be there for you when you need us. Contact Tragar today.