Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid and ready yourself for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Yearly furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any minor problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate 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 may have tripped your breaker. If you notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We understand 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 create 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating are ready to help. Give us a call at 979-532-2511 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.