Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

You’re in the middle of the most frigid week of winter and you wake up shivering 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 predestined to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a handful of things you can take a look at, as well as a few things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and have a plan 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.
  • Gather supplies. Create 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 toasty while your furnace isn’t working. It could seem bothersome or unnecessary now, but it will be nice when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Operating:

  • 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 happens, switch the breaker back on and you might be set. If the breaker is turned off and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t running, give us a call to arrange 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 keep your body heat so you can stay cozy while waiting for your pro. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as increased activity can help keep you warm.
  • Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose potential danger depending on the method you’re going with. It’s important to remember to never use heating methods designed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use a secondary method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your best bets.

No one wants to deal with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has stopped working, but the possibility is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the pros at Air-Dynamics Inc a call at 325-655-2515 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services offered or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, arrange an appointment online today.