Be Prepared for a Furnace Emergency in Your Saratoga, NY Home

The severe winter weather that we’ve already seen in much of the state — even before the official start of the season — has likely gotten folks around the Saratoga, N.Y. area thinking about their own heating equipment and whether it can withstand what might be one of the toughest cold seasons on record.

Family Danz Heating & Cooling wants to remind you we are right here with professional emergency service in Saratoga, NY if the need ever arises in your own home or office. We have been treating our customers like family for more than 30 years, keeping them warm and comfortable throughout the coldest winter weather, and being a part of the family means going the extra mile for you when you are in need.

You know how it will happen: You’ll wake up in the middle of the night with icicles hanging from the window — on the inside of the house. You’ll know right away it’s like a scene from your worst nightmare, as your furnace has quit on the coldest night of the winter and the temperature inside is dropping fast. The result could be as simple as a frosty night, but as serious as carbon monoxide or natural gas leakage. Either way, you’ll want to call Family Danz immediately. Keep our number someplace handy and accessible in an emergency — (518) 427-8685.

If your heat is off, and you have checked the thermostat and reset mechanisms to no avail, you need to immediately do a few things while you wait for your Family Danz technician to arrive. One of the top concerns is making sure your water pipes don‘t freeze, because as they freeze the ice expands and can burst the copper or plastic of the piping. Turn on your faucets so hot water drips slowly but steadily, about once per second, to keep the water inside flowing and help prevent the buildup of ice. Cabinet doors under your sinks should be opened to allow warm air to flow to the pipes. Place a towel between the outside wall and your pipes to protect them from the cold. Insulate any pipes that are not already weather-protected by wrapping them in towels, newspaper, or fiberglass.

Make sure any cracks under your doors are covered with towels or blankets to help keep the heat inside the home, and close any open curtains. Fire up any alternate source of heat, like an electric heater, fireplace, or even the oven. And enjoy some family bonding time by keeping everybody bundled together in a warm area of the house.

Proper prior preparation is a big part in avoiding what could potentially be a major heat loss disaster, so give Family Danz a call today for a full furnace inspection.

Family Danz Heating & Cooling is a full service heating and air conditioning contractor offering HVAC equipment sales and service in Saratoga, N.Y. and throughout the Capital District of New York State. We not only offer both emergency calls and regular maintenance, but will also install a new furnace if needed and continue our personal service for as long as you own it.

If you would like more information on any of our services, call us at (518) 427-8685.