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

You’re in the middle of the most bitter week of winter and you wake up shaking in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thing you think 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 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 situation 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 morning.
  • Gather supplies. Find 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 toasty while your furnace isn’t running. It may seem inconvenient or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy 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 is the case, flip the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on and get cozy. That list of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you retain 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 more activity can help keep you warm.
  • Stay safe. Using something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose some danger depending on the method you’re using. It’s important to remember to never choose heating methods created 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 put up 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 correct steps. Give the pros at Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc a call at 256-270-1196 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services offered or any other number of heating questions. 

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