Expect the Unexpected on a Cold Winter Night

Extreme cold temperatures this winter have put an extreme strain on heating systems throughout the Clifton Park, N.Y. area. And with plenty of winter still to come, folks can find themselves only a cold snap and an equipment failure away from a life-threatening situation.

We don’t want you to live in fear of your safety, but Family Danz Heating & Cooling believes people who are prepared for emergencies can best cope with them. We believe in treating our customers like family — and we’ve been doing it for more than 30 years — and a big part of being a part of the family is watching out for each other. Especially in the coldest winter weather.

It’s guaranteed a winter heating emergency won’t happy on a sunny, warm day. It’ll be in the middle of a cold, dark night, when you wake up with a start as the temperature is dropping rapidly inside.

That’s why you should write down the telephone number to Family Danz, (518) 427-8685, right now and store it someplace quickly accessible in an emergency. You probably have a list of emergency numbers like the fire department and police near the phone, so add our number there as well.

Of course, if you smell gas, or your carbon monoxide detector is going off, you should first evacuate the house and call your local fire department. We will be glad to get your heating equipment fixed for you, but you should worry about fixing it up after you and your family are safe.

If you have an alternate source of heat, fire it up — even the oven will help on a cold night. Cover any cracks under doors with towels or blankets and close any open curtains to help keep the heat inside the home. Turn your faucets on slightly so hot water drips slowly but steadily to keep the water inside from freezing. Open cabinet doors under your sinks to allow warm air to flow to the pipes, and place a towel between the outside wall and your pipes to protect them from the cold. You should also find some newspaper, towels, or fiberglass to insulate any exposed pipes.

And take advantage of the situation with some family bonding time by keeping everybody warm bundled together.

Planning ahead is the best way to avoid making an emergency situation even worse, so be prepared for whatever the last few weeks of winter throw at you. Even though it is nearly over, there is likely plenty of cold weather to come and further test your heating apparatus. And if you already aren’t satisfied with the way it has been running, you can always call Family Danz anytime for a full furnace inspection. Safety and peak performance are never out of season.

Family Danz Heating & Cooling is a full service heating and air conditioning contractor offering HVAC equipment sales and service in Clifton Park, 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.