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

Heating
Repair

You’re in the middle of the coldest week of winter and you wake up shaking 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 end up in a situation like this where it feels like you’re predestined to suffer until morning to set up furnace repair, but there are a handful of things you can inspect, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and prepare for a predicament 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 avert a chilly morning.
  • Gather 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 could seem inconvenient or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy 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 might have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this occurs, turn the breaker back on and you could be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have switched it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to arrange an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer up and get cozy. That list of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you retain body heat so you can stay warm while waiting for your technician. Also, try to find something active to do to keep your blood pumping, as increased activity can help keep you warm.
  • Stay safe. Using something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose potential danger depending on the method you’re using. It’s important to remember to never choose heating methods developed 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 experts at Boyles Mechanical LLC a call at 866-326-9537 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services offered or any other number of heating questions. 

Back To Blog