Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to prevent and ready yourself for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Regular furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge could 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 Superior Comfort Systems a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    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 retain your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We know 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 created for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they form carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all acceptable heating options.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Superior Comfort Systems are ready to help. Give us a call at 828-775-5176 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.