If your home is without heat and you must get by while awaiting repairs to the system, here are a few tips, as supplied by the Southern California Gas Co.:
- Dress more warmly than you usually would while inside. Wear a sweater, for instance.
- If you have a big window expanse with drapes, keep the drapes open during the daytime so the room will get the heating benefit of whatever sunlight there is. At night, close the drapes, so the warmth built up isn't lost.
- If you have a fireplace, remember to close the damper. Hot air rises, and you can lose a lot of heat through the flue.
- Don't overlook the benefit of using your fireplace. After the fire gets going, close the doors to keep the warmth in the room.