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

November 04, 2015

It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent and ready yourself 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 an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some good items to have 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 easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge may have tripped your breaker. If you notice 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 Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to retain your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We know you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be dangerous 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 acceptable heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 513-268-5164 to schedule an appointment with us today.