Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to avoid and ready yourself for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    An annual 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 keep an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping 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 find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Tri County Air Care LLC a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    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 know you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created 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 chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Tri County Air Care LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 469-617-3437 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.