What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Florissant Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to prevent and prepare 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 an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the day arrives that you need it. After a Furnace Breakdown Check your Breakers Hopefully the problem is easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge could 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 B & B Heating & Cooling a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Inventory Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to raise your body heat. Safety First We realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they form carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options. We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at B & B Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 314-838-9800 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.