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

It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the idea of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and ready yourself 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 problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the day 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 Scott Temperature a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain 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 hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed 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 chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Scott Temperature are ready to help. Give us a call at 785-269-0465 to set up an appointment with us today.

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