Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the idea of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful 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 minor problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to store an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the day arrives 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 see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be dangerous 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 good heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 610-626-2540 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.