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

November 04, 2015

It’s the coldest night of the month and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to prevent and ready yourself 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 problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory 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 grateful for the prepping prepped when the time comes that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge could have tripped your breaker. If you notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • Safety First
    We realize 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 generate 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 Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 360-255-5857 to book an appointment with us today.