Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the idea of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and ready yourself for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Regular furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the day arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly have tripped your breaker. If you notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • Safety First
    We realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 509-397-3622 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.