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

You’re in the middle of the most bitter week of winter and you wake up shivering in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thought to go through your head is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to find yourself in a scenario like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to arrange furnace repair, but there are a handful of things you can inspect, as well as a few things you can do, to stay on your toes and prepare for a predicament like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Chilly nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avert a chilly situation.
  • Pull together supplies. Set aside some room in a closet, drawer or another easily accessible area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warmed up while your furnace is out. It may seem bothersome or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Working:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace may have been tripped by a power surge or for some other reason. If this occurs, switch the breaker back on and you could be set. If the breaker is flipped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to schedule an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer up and get cozy. That list 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 pro. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as increased activity can help keep you comfortable.
  • Stay safe. Utilizing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose potential danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never choose heating methods designed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use an alternate method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your safest options.

No one wants to deal with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has gone out, but the possibility is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the pros at Durable Service a call at 308-995-8177 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services offered or any other number of heating questions. 

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