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

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You’re in the middle of the coldest week of winter and you wake up shaking 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 leave yourself in a situation like this where it feels like you’re doomed to suffer until morning to arrange furnace repair, but there are a few things you can inspect, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ready and have a plan for a predicament 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. Create some room in a closet, drawer or another easy to access 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 may seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy 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 could have been tripped by a power surge or for some other reason. If this happens, switch 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 running, give us a call to arrange an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on 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 cozy while waiting for your pro. Also, try to find an activity to do to keep your blood pumping, as increased activity can help keep you warm.
  • Stay safe. Utilizing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose possible danger depending on the method you’re going with. It’s important to remember to never utilize heating methods developed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use a secondary method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your best bets.

No one wants to have an encounter with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has stopped working, but the probability is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the experts at Central Aire Heating & A/C Inc a call at 318-855-2326 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions. 

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