What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Rocky Mount Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent and ready yourself for such a situation. Before Your Furnace Goes Out Schedule Furnace Service Regular 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 a handy area in your home to keep an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some good items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment arrives that you need it. After a Furnace Breakdown Check your Breakers Hopefully the problem is easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge may have tripped your breaker. If you find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stash Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to retain your body heat. Safety First We realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be dangerous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options. Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 540-483-5605 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.