Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you start the day shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and plan 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 convenient area in your home to store an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some great items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the time comes 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 could have tripped your breaker. If you see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • Safety First
    We know 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 safe heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 513-275-3601 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.