Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the thought 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 prepare for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Regular furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a handy area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to have 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 as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly 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 Thornberry Bros Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being as active as possible to retain your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We know 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 form carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Thornberry Bros Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 859-745-1564 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.