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

You’re in the middle of the most frigid week of winter and you wake up shivering in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thought to go through your head 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 doomed to suffer until morning to set up furnace repair, but there are a couple things you can inspect, as well as a few things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and prepare for a scenario like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Cold nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avoid a chilly predicament.
  • 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 some other reason. If this is the case, switch the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t operating, give us a call to arrange an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Add layers and get cozy. That handful 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 technician. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you comfortable.
  • Stay safe. Employing 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 utilize heating methods designed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use an alternate method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your best bets.

No one wants to deal with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has gone out, but the possibility is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the pros at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 800-COOLING 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, arrange an appointment online today.