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

You’re in the middle of the most bitter week of winter and you wake up trembling 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 end up in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to set up furnace repair, but there are a few things you can inspect, as well as a handful of things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and prep for a scenario 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 avert a chilly situation.
  • Gather supplies. Set aside 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 working. It could seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Running:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace might have been tripped by a power surge or for a different reason. If this occurs, flip the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on and get cozy. That list of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you preserve body heat so you can stay cozy while waiting for your technician. Also, try to find an activity to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you warm.
  • Stay safe. Using something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose some danger depending on the method you’re going with. It’s important to remember to never utilize heating methods created 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 gone out, but the possibility is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the pros at Premier HVAC Services LLC a call at 717-597-9900 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services offered or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, arrange an appointment online today.