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

You’re in the middle of the coldest week of winter and you wake up trembling 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 leave yourself in a situation like this where it feels like you’re predestined to suffer until morning to arrange furnace repair, but there are a few things you can inspect, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ready and prepare for a situation like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Cold nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avert a chilly situation.
  • Gather supplies. Set aside some room in a closet, drawer or another easy to access 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 could seem annoying 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 could have been tripped by a power surge or for some other reason. If this happens, turn the breaker back on and you could be set. If the breaker is turned off and you have switched it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to arrange 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 an activity to do to keep your blood pumping, as elevated activity can help keep you cozy.
  • Stay safe. Utilizing 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 use heating methods created 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 best bets.

No one wants to put up with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has quit running, but the probability is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the experts at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 308-624-3485 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions. 

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