Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to avoid 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 a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the time comes 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 possibly 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 Bormida Mechanical Services Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to retain your body heat.
  • 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 intended for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 217-210-2662 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.