What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Hamilton Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015You’re in the middle of the most bitter week of winter and you wake up trembling in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thought to go through your head is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to find yourself in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re predestined to suffer until morning to arrange furnace repair, but there are a couple things you can check, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ready and have a plan for a scenario 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 avert a chilly morning. Gather supplies. Find 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 warmed up while your furnace is out. It could seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will be nice when you need it most. After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Operating: Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace might have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this happens, turn the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have switched it back on but your furnace still isn’t running, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair. Layer on and get cozy. That handful 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 expert. Also, try to find an activity to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you warm. Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose possible danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never choose 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 best bets. 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 pros at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC a call at 513-275-3601 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, schedule an appointment online today.