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5 Tips to Stay Warm if Your Heater Breaks This Winter

November 15th, 2016

We gave you tips before about what to do to stay cool if your air conditioner breaks in the summer, but now you’re probably wondering how you can stay warm if your heater breaks in the winter. Of course, the first thing you should do is call us at Guaranteed Plumbing & Heating, Inc. We’re a heating repair company in PA that is available 24/7 for emergency services, and we’ll make sure your heater is working in no time. However, what do you do in the meantime while you’re waiting? Here are five tips to help you stay warm if your heater happens to break this winter:

  1. Block the drafts – Blocking any wind or drafts that are coming into your home is the first step to getting warmer. Check for any air leaks and make sure your doors and windows are all completely sealed. It also helps to hang curtains from the windows.
  1. Light a fire – Okay, please don’t light your house on fire, but if you have a fireplace, that would really help you stay warm. If you don’t have a fireplace, then light some candles in your home. They can add some heat.
  1. Use body heat – If you’re the cuddling type, then you’ll enjoy this tip. Stay warm when your heater breaks by getting close to the other people in your home. Others’ body heat might be just what you need.
  1. Try cooking – Even though your heater is broken, it doesn’t mean your electricity is, too. Warm up the stove and cook some food to warm up the rest of your home. Just pretend that you’re in college again.
  1. Move around – Now is the time to exercise. Moving around, dancing, doing jumping jacks and more can help you stay warm if you don’t have heat by raising your body temperature.

If your heater is broken, we hope these tips help you stay warm while you’re waiting for us. So if you haven’t called us yet, call now! To learn more about this plumber located in the 19136 zip code, contact us at 215-240-8610.

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  • Sincere thanks for taking care of replacing our water heater and for also taking the time to look at my heater. I knew something was up with the system last year, and glad that I asked you to take a look at it. Nice to finally put a name to the trucks that I always […]

    Loretta, Philadelphia
  • Small world, didn’t realize we knew so many of the same people! Thanks a lot for getting our drain clog fixed as my wife was really stuck and we needed it fixed right away. I have seen your trucks around for years and didn’t realize that you did drain cleaning too.

    Angelo M., Philadelphia
  • We wanted to say thanks for your quick response to us not having heat at our home and getting the problem fixed and quick. This has been a brutal year with all of the snow and the cold weather, and with three little ones, there was no way we could take a chance to wait […]

    Joan Q., Philadelphia
  • I had to write to tell you that we absolutely love our new bathroom! You really came up with a great plan to utilize our space to the fullest. We love our new tiles on the floor and in the shower. We have been meaning to redo out bathroom for years and we thought it […]

    Barbara, Elkins Park
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    Rob N.
  • Guaranteed Plumbing, thank you for your quick response to my emergency service that was needed at my home in the northeast section of Philadelphia. I called quite a few companies and you were the only company that were able to come out right away and actually gave me a good price. You have some great […]

    Nancy B., Philadelphia
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    Jack H., Philadelphia
  • I am a volunteer with Aid for Friends, and my senior friend is a 90 year old amputee, whose heater broke. She was upset when she called PGW and they advised they could not do anything for her. I supplied her Guaranteed’s number. She was a little hesitant, but called. Your employee Brian was dispatched. […]

    Colleen McGarry