Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Reeds Spring Prior to Furnace Repair

You’re in the middle of the coldest week of winter and you wake up shaking in a pile of blankets in bed. Your first thought is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to end up in a scenario like this where it feels like you’re doomed to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a handful of things you can inspect, as well as a few things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and prep for a predicament like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Frigid nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avert a chilly situation.
  • Gather supplies. Create some room in a closet, drawer or another handy area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warmed up while your furnace isn’t working. It might seem bothersome or unnecessary now, but it will be nice when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Running:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace might have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this occurs, turn the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is flipped and you have flipped it back on but your furnace still isn’t operating, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on and get cozy. That handful of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you preserve body heat so you can stay warm while waiting for your expert. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as increased activity can help keep you cozy.
  • Stay safe. Utilizing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose potential danger depending on the method you’re going with. It’s important to remember to never utilize heating methods developed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use another method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your best bets.

No one wants to have an encounter with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has stopped working, but the possibility is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the team at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc a call at 417-739-4606 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment online today.