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 shaking in a pile of blankets in bed. Your first thought 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 few 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.
  • Compile supplies. Create some room in a closet, drawer or another easily accessible 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 might 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 is the case, switch the breaker back on and you might be set. If the breaker is turned off and you have flipped it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, 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 cozy while waiting for your pro. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as elevated activity can help keep you warm.
  • Stay safe. Utilizing 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 use heating methods designed 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 go-tos.

No one wants to have an encounter with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has stopped working, but the possibility is real if you don’t take the correct 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.