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

November 04, 2015

It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to evade 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 handy area in your home to store an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the day arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is easily fixed 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 Home Comfort Heating & Air a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being as active as possible to retain your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be dangerous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they generate carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all acceptable heating options.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Home Comfort Heating & Air are ready to help. Give us a call at 763-276-0617 to set up an appointment with us today.