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How To Heat Your House While Your Furnace Is Being Repaired

by Feride Halma

If your heating repair company is held back a few days or even a week, and you have to go without your heater working properly, you may be wondering how on earth you are going to function. Even though you can move in with your family or friends for a few days until your heating repair company fixes everything, that may not always be the most feasible or convenient option. This article will list a few ways that you can heat your house while your furnace is being repaired. Read on to learn more. 

Get a Space Heater

Even though your furnace may not be working properly, you can still heat up small areas like your bedroom at night or your living room during the day. All you have to do is invest in one or two space heaters. Even though space heaters used to be considered a large fire hazard, they aren't any more as long as you don't put clothes on them or put them too close to things. Additionally, make sure that you turn them off when you leave the house. 

Get a Heating Blanket

If you feel like you'll never survive the next few days because you're too cold to sleep, then make sure that you invest in an electric heating blanket. A heating blanket will keep you nice and toasty all night long and won't burn you either. Just makes sure that you unplug it or turn it off during the day so that it doesn't get too hot. 

Put Insulation Around Doors and Windows

Another thing that you can do is try to trap in all of the doors and windows with some insulation; that way, not as much cool air comes in and not as much hot air leaves. This will be especially helpful if you have a space heater because it will allow your space to get warmer faster. Additionally, you can also leave this insulation up once your heater has been repaired because it will continue to help you save money and energy. 

Finding out that your heater repair technician is out a couple of days may see like a real bummer, but it's something that you might very easily run into. Rather than live in discomfort and misery, make sure that you use the tips in this article to make sure that you stay as comfortable and warm as possible until your heating repair service can come fix it.