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

You’re in the middle of the most bitter week of winter and you wake up shaking 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 scenario like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a few things you can inspect, as well as a few things you can do, to stay on your toes 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 have a better chance at averting a chilly situation.
  • Pull together supplies. Create 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 warm while your furnace isn’t running. It could seem bothersome or unnecessary now, but it will be a relief 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 might have been tripped by a power surge or for a different reason. If this is the case, flip the breaker back on and you could be set. If the breaker is flipped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t operating, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on and get cozy. That list of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you preserve body heat so you can stay comfortable while waiting for your technician. Also, try to find something active to do to keep your blood pumping, as increased activity can help keep you cozy.
  • Stay safe. Using something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose potential danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never choose heating methods designed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use a secondary method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your go-tos.

No one wants to deal with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has gone out, but the probability is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the team at Tri County Air Care LLC a call at 469-213-8367 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions. 

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