Temperatures are quickly dropping as night falls and you’ve just gotten the worst news you could possibly get–your heater is broken. It’s only a matter of time before your home gets frozen over and your family has to stay in a hotel, which will inevitably wreak havoc on your lifestyle and budget.
This might all sound too familiar and scary to deal with, but it doesn’t have to end up this way. Losing heat is a pretty catastrophic problem in our neck of the woods, especially during an unpredictable winter with temperatures that could drop below zero. So, what can you do?
Luckily, our team specializes in heating repairs in Madison, WI. We can help you, but the trick is making sure you stay comfortable and protected until we get there.
Introducing our emergency guide to losing heat. Follow each step closely so that you can go from losing your heat in a panicked moment, to feeling comfortable and safe in your own home again.
Step 1: Call for Help
For a lot of homeowners around the country, they have no choice but to wait until the morning for a professional to address their problems. This can lead to a stressful night and very difficult decisions. Luckily, folks in Madison, WI can count on our team to handle issues well into the night.
Take a look at our company name–notice anything special? That’s right, we do 24-hour services which means we can handle your heating issue right now. Just make sure you call us as quickly as possible to explain the situation, we’ll get there as fast as we can.
Until then, we’ve got a few more tips you can rely on before help arrives.
Step 2: Examine the Situation
Things might not immediately be fixed when we arrive, depending on the situation. This is your time to evaluate how badly broken your heating system might be and to think about your options.
For instance, if your heating system is relatively new and has just encountered its first problem, then you don’t have much to worry about. Repairs are pretty common at this stage in the system’s lifespan.
But if your heating system is 20+ years old and barely still working, to begin with, you might actually lose more money with a repair than you would with a replacement over time.
Step 3: Address Immediate Needs First
Before you can make a decision, you have to focus on your family. Bundle up first and make sure everyone is in good spirits. Then, this might be the time to light a fire in the fireplace, cook some hot food, or even enjoy some food from your favorite restaurant. Spending time outside of the house, either moving around or enjoying activities, could be a great way to stay warm and happy.
Our team can coordinate with you while we fix the system.
Step 5: Followthrough and Getting Back to Normal
Hopefully, by this point, you’ve got a solution in place for getting your home back to being warm. But you’re likely not feeling very good about your budget, since a surprise heating repair is never good news.
This can be a chance to think about the future. What choices can be made to have a more comfortable home and a better balanced budget? Work with our team for a heating replacement, some home efficiency upgrades, and more.
You can always count on 24Hr Home Comfort Services, your heating and cooling specialists.