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

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You’re in the middle of the most frigid week of winter and you wake up shaking 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 doomed to suffer until morning to arrange furnace repair, but there are a few things you can inspect, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ready and have a plan for a situation like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Chilly nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avoid a chilly situation.
  • Pull together supplies. Find some room in a closet, drawer or another easy to access area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warmed up while your furnace is out. It could seem bothersome or unnecessary now, but it will be nice when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Working:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace might have been tripped by a power surge or for some other reason. If this is the case, flip the breaker back on and you might be set. If the breaker is flipped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t running, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on and get cozy. That handful of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you retain body heat so you can stay cozy while waiting for your technician. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you cozy.
  • Stay safe. Using something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose possible danger depending on the method you’re using. 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 an alternate method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your best bets.

No one wants to put up with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has gone out, but the probability is real if you don’t take the right steps. Give the pros at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc a call at 217-210-2662 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services provided or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment online today.

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