Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and prepare for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Yearly furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping 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 could have tripped your breaker. If you see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Mr. Air Repair a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We understand 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 created 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 good heating options.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Mr. Air Repair are ready to help. Give us a call at 586-262-4258 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.