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

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You’re in the middle of the most bitter week of winter and you wake up trembling 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 find yourself in a scenario like this where it feels like you’re doomed to suffer until morning to arrange furnace repair, but there are a handful of things you can check, as well as a handful of things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and have a plan for a scenario like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Cold nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avert a chilly situation.
  • Pull together supplies. Create 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 toasty while your furnace isn’t running. It may seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will be a relief when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Running:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace could have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this happens, switch the breaker back on and you might be set. If the breaker is turned off and you have switched it back on but your furnace still isn’t operating, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer up and get cozy. That load of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you preserve body heat so you can stay warm while waiting for your pro. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as elevated activity can help keep you warm.
  • 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 safest options.

No one wants to have an encounter 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 correct steps. Give the pros at C&C Refrigeration Inc. a call at 972-938-0033 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, schedule an appointment online today.

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