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

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You’re in the middle of the coldest week of winter and you wake up shivering in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thing you think 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 arrange furnace repair, but there are a couple things you can inspect, as well as a few things you can do, to stay on your toes and prep for a predicament 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 have a better chance at averting a chilly morning.
  • Pull together 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 warmed up while your furnace isn’t running. It could seem inconvenient or unnecessary now, but it will be a relief when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Working:

  • 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 occurs, flip the breaker back on and you might be set. If the breaker is turned off and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t operating, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on 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 comfortable while waiting for your expert. Also, try to find something 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 potential danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never use heating methods developed 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 put up with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has quit running, but the probability is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the experts at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-483-5605 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions. 

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