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

You’re in the middle of the most frigid week of winter and you wake up trembling 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 find yourself in a scenario 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 have a plan for a scenario 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 avoid a chilly situation.
  • Compile 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 might seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will be a relief 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 might have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this is the case, 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 operating, give us a call to schedule an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on and get cozy. That load 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 technician. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you cozy.
  • Stay safe. Utilizing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose possible danger depending on the method you’re choosing. 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 safest options.

No one wants to deal with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has gone out, but the probability is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the team at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-369-3790 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions.