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Helpful Tips to Stay Warm Before Heating Service

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December 29, 2016

Heating service is absolutely essential at this time of year if you want to stay warm and comfortable. Let’s imagine this scenario: it’s the coldest night of the season and you’re trying to stay warm as much as possible when, all of a sudden, your heating system breaks down. In this situation, you probably know to call for heating repair right away. The heating contractor will be on their way and you’re bound to have your heating problems fixed in a jiff. However, before professional help arrives, you need to make sure you don’t lose an ounce of heat. If you leave things alone for too long, it may prove a costly mistake. You could end up with frozen pipes and other problems. You also won’t be comfortable, and it could also increase your chances of falling ill. It is worse when you live with a growing family and have young children to keep warm. The setbacks of waiting to change your home’s heating for the better may also have a few long-term consequences as well. For example, if your pipes do freeze and burst, your home may experience water damage that will cost you thousands of dollars to clean up. Even if it’s just a matter of a few minutes, taking a few simple actions can go a long way in ensuring you don’t get stuck in the cold when your heating system stops working.

Why You Should Call MillTown Plumbing

If you want to ensure high-quality heat in your home, please call MillTown today. The winter here in New England can be rough and you can’t simply go without a reliable source of heating. When your system breaks down, you can count on our heating contractors to be there for you as soon as possible. They’ll make the repairs you need to ensure your heating system continues to work throughout the entire winter. Even when your heating system is struggling, or when it is not working at all, we’ll find a way to protect your home against the worst of the winter chill. Our work is durable and long-lasting, ensuring you will enjoy greater long-term savings on repair and energy bills. We will also ensure your heating system works safely and avoids any risks like fires or carbon monoxide exposure. Perhaps most importantly, you can rest easier knowing your family is being kept comfortable even during the winter’s coldest weather. Their comfort during the season should be your highest priority, and we’ll make sure those needs are met as soon as possible.

How Can You Maintain Warmth in Your Home?

Though you may not be a licensed professional with all the tools and experience necessary to conduct heating service, you can still maintain heat in your home as you wait for a contractor to arrive by following these tips:

  • Seal Air Leaks in Duct Systems: You should be inspecting your home for air leaks before the winter begins, but you should also do it in the event you experience a system breakdown during the season. Air leaks commonly form in the attic and basement, so it’s best to check these areas before anything else. You should seal any leak you come across before it result in significant heating loss.
  • Use Your Fireplace: There is nothing more relaxing in the wintertime quite like relaxing by an open fire. It will also come in handy during a heating system breakdown. Though your fireplace will not able to heat your entire home like an HVAC system, it will at least provide enough warmth until the contractor arrives.
  • Use the Sun: If you are waiting for a heating service during the day, you should use the sun as a free heating source. All you need to do is open those curtains and allow the sunshine to filter throughout your home. It will provide immediate warmth without any worries over additional costs.
  • Close All Doors and Windows: When a heating system breaks down, the first thing you want to do is make sure every window and door in your home is tightly shut. If you need to wait for service overnight, the last thing you want us a door or window left open and result in even more heating loss. Shutting them will help you reduce the amount of cold air that comes inside and the heat that is already in your house will last longer.
  • Insulate Windows: In addition to inspecting them for cracks, you also should be insulating windows to prevent cold air from seeping into your home. You should put builder’s plastic or another extra surface up in your windows to ensure warm air will not be able to escape so easily.

Stay Ahead Of Your HVAC Problems – Schedule A Heating Service Today

Contact MillTown today if you want to avoid getting stuck in the cold this season with help from our heating service!