Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few 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 minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a handy area in your home to keep an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the day arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is as simple 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 Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those 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 risky 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 Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 559-675-1681 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.