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

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You’re in the middle of the most frigid week of winter and you wake up shivering in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thing you think 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 set up furnace repair, but there are a few things you can check, as well as a few things you can do, to stay ready and have a plan for a situation like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Frigid nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you have a better chance at averting a chilly situation.
  • 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 warm while your furnace isn’t working. It could seem inconvenient or unnecessary now, but it will be nice 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 may have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this happens, switch the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is flipped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to arrange an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on and get cozy. That load of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you keep your body heat so you can stay comfortable while waiting for your pro. Also, try to find an activity to do to keep your blood pumping, as more 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 choosing. It’s important to remember to never choose 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 gone out, but the opportunity is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the experts at Point Heating & Cooling a call at 715-504-0533 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions. 

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