Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to evade and plan for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    An annual furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good 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 easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge could have tripped your breaker. If you find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain 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 risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they generate 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 season, but if you do the pros at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 586-731-0950 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.