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

November 04, 2015

It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a handy area in your home to store 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 grateful for the prepping prepped when the moment arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge may have tripped your breaker. If you notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to retain 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 intended 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 good heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 432-237-0168 to set up an appointment with us today.