Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to evade and ready yourself 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 issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge could 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 All Seasons Heating & A/C Co a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to retain your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We understand 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 designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co are ready to help. Give us a call at 812-332-9100 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.