Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Bountiful 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 scenario like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a handful of things you can take a look at, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and have a plan for a predicament like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Cold nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avoid a chilly morning.
  • Gather supplies. Create some room in a closet, drawer or another easy to access area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you toasty while your furnace isn’t working. It may 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 some other reason. If this occurs, turn the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is turned off and you have flipped it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to arrange an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer up and get cozy. That load 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 technician. Also, try to find something active to do to keep your blood pumping, as increased activity can help keep you warm.
  • Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose potential danger depending on the method you’re going with. It’s important to remember to never utilize heating methods created for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use an alternate 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 quit running, but the probability is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the experts at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling a call at 801-295-3357 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services offered or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment online today.