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

You’re in the middle of the most bitter 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 end up in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re doomed to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a few things you can check, as well as a few things you can do, to stay ready and prepare for a predicament like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Frigid 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 predicament.
  • Compile supplies. Create 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 toasty while your furnace isn’t working. It might seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will be a relief when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Operating:

  • 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 occurs, turn the breaker back on and you could be set. If the breaker is turned off and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to schedule an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Add layers and get cozy. That load of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you retain body heat so you can stay warm while waiting for your pro. Also, try to find something active to do to keep your blood pumping, as elevated activity can help keep you comfortable.
  • Stay safe. Using something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose potential danger depending on the method you’re going with. It’s important to remember to never choose 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 go-tos.

No one wants to deal with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has stopped working, but the opportunity is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the pros at B & B Heating & Cooling a call at 314-325-7552 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services provided or any other number of heating questions. 

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