Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and plan 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 issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a handy area in your home to store an emergency stash of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to have 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 easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly 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 B & G HVAC a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay 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 hazardous 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 acceptable heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at B & G HVAC are ready to help. Give us a call at 641-752-3429 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.