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

November 04, 2015

You’re in the middle of the most bitter week of winter and you wake up shaking in a pile of blankets in bed. Your first thought is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to leave yourself in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re doomed to suffer until morning to set up furnace repair, but there are a handful of things you can inspect, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ready and prep for a predicament like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Frigid 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 handy area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warm while your furnace isn’t running. It might 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 may have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this happens, switch the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is turned off and you have switched it back on but your furnace still isn’t running, give us a call to arrange an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer up and get cozy. That list of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you preserve body heat so you can stay comfortable while waiting for your expert. Also, try to find an activity to do to keep your blood pumping, as increased activity can help keep you warm.
  • Stay safe. Using something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose possible danger depending on the method you’re going with. It’s important to remember to never choose heating methods designed 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 deal with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has stopped working, but the probability is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the experts at Central Air LLC a call at 203-357-5913 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services offered or any other number of heating questions.