What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Bossier City Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent and prepare for such a situation. Before Your Furnace Goes Out Schedule Furnace Service An annual furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any small problems before they become a major breakdown. Stock up on Supplies Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory 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 Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stash Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being as active as possible to keep your body heat up. Safety First We know 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 generate carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options. Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 800-COOLING or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.