What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Alice 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 abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to keep an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include 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 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 Rescue Heating & Air a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We understand you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they form carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all acceptable heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Rescue Heating & Air are ready to help. Give us a call at 361-265-4371 to set up an appointment with us today.

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