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

You’re in the middle of the most frigid week of winter and you wake up shivering in a pile of blankets in bed. Your first thought is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to leave yourself in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re doomed to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a couple things you can check, as well as a few things you can do, to stay on your toes and have a plan for a predicament like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Chilly nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avoid a chilly morning.
  • Pull together supplies. Create some room in a closet, drawer or another easily accessible area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you toasty while your furnace isn’t running. It may seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Operating:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace might have been tripped by a power surge or for a different reason. If this is the case, turn the breaker back on and you could be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have switched it back on but your furnace still isn’t operating, give us a call to schedule an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Add layers and get cozy. That handful of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you preserve body heat so you can stay comfortable while waiting for your technician. Also, try to find an activity to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you comfortable.
  • Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose potential danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never utilize heating methods designed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use a secondary method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your go-tos.

No one wants to put up with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has quit running, but the opportunity is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the pros at Airtronic Heating & Cooling a call at 313-230-4053 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services offered or any other number of heating questions. 

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