Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

You’re in the middle of the most bitter week of winter and you wake up trembling 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 find yourself in a situation like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a few things you can check, as well as a few things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and prepare 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 predicament.
  • Compile supplies. Find 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 toasty while your furnace is out. It could seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy 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 could have been tripped by a power surge or for some other reason. If this is the case, turn the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have switched it back on but your furnace still isn’t operating, give us a call to schedule an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Add layers and get cozy. That list of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you preserve body heat so you can stay comfortable while waiting for your technician. Also, try to find something active to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you cozy.
  • Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose some danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never choose 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 quit running, but the opportunity is real if you don’t take the right steps. Give the team at TemperaturePro® a call at 720-446-5100 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.