If you lose heat this winter and can’t get it back on, don’t panic. The first thing you should do is call the experts at West Allis Heating & Air Conditioning: 414-543-2800. Our knowledgeable technicians know the ins and outs of furnaces and boilers and deliver expert repair work when you need it most. We offer 24-hour emergency service and can dispatch one of our fully stocked trucks to almost any location in Southeastern Wisconsin. When something goes wrong, we’re the team you can trust for help—and heat—in a hurry. In the meantime, here are a few things you can do to keep your family safe and warm.

Bundle up in Layers

When the heat goes out, it’s vital that you keep your body heat in. Bundle up in added layers with sweaters, sweatpants, socks, hats, and scarves. Use extra blankets and cozy up on the couch, or move around to stay warm. If you lose heat during the night, make sure each family member has extra blankets on their beds since your body’s natural temperature already drops a few degrees while you’re sleeping.

Choose Safe Heating Options

If your furnace stops working, pick from these safe heating sources that are designed for indoor use:

  • Space heater
  • Wood stove/fireplace
  • Electric blanket
  • Heating pad

Never use an electric or gas oven, outdoor grill, or propane heater to warm your home—these can be incredibly dangerous when used improperly and can cause serious health issues for your family.

Gather Everyone in One Room

Another tip to stay warm is gathering everyone in one room—ideally, one with doors you can close to contain heat. By concentrating your heat sources in one area, they’ll be most effective. Plus, each family member’s body heat will help warm things up, too.

If it’s sunny out, open the shades to let the sun’s natural warmth in. Once it’s dusk, though, close the blinds to avoid losing precious heat.

Furnace Acting up? We’re on Standby

No matter what time of day or night your furnace acts up, our pros are on standby and ready to help. Call 414-543-2800 to have one of our expert technicians fix your system or recommend a replacement to keep your family safe and comfortable all winter long.