What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Ballwin and St. Charles Prior to Furnace Repair

You’re in the middle of the most bitter 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 find yourself in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re predestined to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a few things you can inspect, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ready and prep for a scenario 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.
  • Compile supplies. Set aside 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 warmed up while your furnace is out. It may seem bothersome or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Working:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace could have been tripped by a power surge or for some other reason. If this occurs, switch the breaker back on and you might be set. If the breaker is turned off and you have flipped it back on but your furnace still isn’t running, give us a call to schedule an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer up and get cozy. That handful of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you keep your body heat so you can stay warm while waiting for your pro. Also, try to find something active to do to keep your blood pumping, as increased activity can help keep you cozy.
  • Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose some danger depending on the method you’re going with. It’s important to remember to never utilize heating methods developed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use another method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your best bets.

No one wants to deal with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has quit running, but the probability is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the experts at Air Alliance Team a call at 636-206-4250 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services offered or any other number of heating questions.