As NYC licensed plumbers, we’re the team you call when the heat stops working. We offer 24/7 emergency services, and dispatch our teams all over Manhattan and the boroughs as needed. Of course we move as quickly as possible, but there may be times when you have to wait. Here’s how to stay warm when the heat stops working:
Go somewhere else One of the easiest ways to stay warm when your heat stops working is to go somewhere where the heat is working. This may be another location within your building or neighborhood, your workplace, a favorite store or library – basically, anywhere where it’s not cold. This is especially important for seniors and small children, who often have difficulty maintaining their core body temperature.
Dress appropriately If you can’t leave – which may be the case if you are the person responsible for overseeing heating system repairs – you want to dress appropriately. Wearing multiple layers of clothing, socks, hat and gloves may seem excessive at first, but as temperatures plummet, you’ll enjoy their comfy warmth.
Cover windows & doors You may not notice cold breezes coming in through your windows when the heat is working, but once it stops, they can be very noticeable. Close your drapes or other window coverings; if this isn’t sufficient, you can provide an extra layer of protection by tacking up sheets or throws. Don’t worry about your aesthetic getting ruined – this is only a temporary measure you can take down once the heat is working. Don’t block your doorways with coverings – it’s a fire hazard – but do take steps to block the draft that can come in at the bottom of your door.
Be smart about space heaters If you have access to a space heater, and it’s in good repair, and you can use it safely, use it to keep your place warm until the NYC licensed plumbers arrive. But if you have any doubts about the safety or integrity of the heater, don’t take chances: we’ve already had fires started by space heaters in the city this winter, and we don’t need any more!