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February 5, 2016

How To Stay Warm If The Power Goes Out – Gold Star

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Power outages are at best inconvenient, at worst dangerous. While an outage during a summer storm means no air conditioning, an outage in the dead of winter means no heat – and that’s not a condition most families can withstand for long.

Gold Star is the HVAC business in New Castle County that provides heating, cooling and plumbing services to Delaware and Pennsylvania. In this blog, we’ll share a few tips for preserving the heat in your home during a short power outage. Of course, if the power outage persists, it’s best to relocate to somewhere with a functioning source of backup power.

Tips From Your Trusty New Castle County HVAC Business

The most important thing to do is plan ahead. You don’t want to be scrambling for answers when it’s dark and you have no electricity. As a result, verse yourself in these tips and other safety guidelines before, rather than after, a winter power outage:

  1. Eliminate Heat Loss – Close all doors and windows, even doors inside the house. Place towels at the base of doors and close your blinds so you can keep as much heat indoors as possible.
  2. Move to the Basement – Normally, basements are colder than the rest of the house, but during a power outage this may be the warmest part of the home. The ground will insulate your basement to about 45 degrees.
  3. Safely Use Heating Sources – Light candles, run a bathtub with hot water, or burn a wood stove. These are all ways you can add heat to a power-less home.
  4. Stay Put – One of the best ways to conserve heat is to stay in one room. Layer up with warm clothes, and use blankets and pillows to insulate the windows and floors around you.

Call This New Castle County HVAC Company Today!

If you need any heating maintenance done on your furnace this winter, don’t hesitate to contact your go-to New Castle County HVAC crew! We provide emergency services too, so we’re on call whenever you need us. Call us today at 1-302-485-1649 and find out why Gold Star stands out from the competition!

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