Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

You’re in the middle of the coldest week of winter and you wake up shivering 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 end up in a scenario like this where it feels like you’re predestined to suffer until morning to arrange furnace repair, but there are a couple things you can take a look at, as well as a few things you can do, to stay on your toes and have a plan 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 predicament.
  • Gather supplies. Find 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 could seem bothersome or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy 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 might have been tripped by a power surge or for some other reason. If this occurs, turn the breaker back on and you could be set. If the breaker is flipped and you have switched it back on but your furnace still isn’t operating, 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 keep your body heat so you can stay warm while waiting for your expert. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you comfortable.
  • 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 use 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 put up 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 right steps. Give the team at Air Quality Solutions a call at 614-871-4144 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services provided or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment online today.