What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Plover Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to prevent and plan 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 an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart 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 easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge may have tripped your breaker. If you see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Point Heating & Cooling a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Inventory Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to keep your body heat up. Safety First We understand you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be dangerous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they generate carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options. We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Point Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 715-345-1979 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.