What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Pacheco 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. The first thing you think is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to leave yourself in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to arrange furnace repair, but there are a handful of things you can inspect, as well as a handful of things you can do, to stay on your toes and prepare for a scenario like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Frigid 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 morning.
  • Pull together 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 might seem bothersome or unnecessary now, but it will be a relief when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Running:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace could have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this occurs, turn the breaker back on and you could be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t running, give us a call to schedule 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 keep your body heat so you can stay warm while waiting for your pro. Also, try to find an activity to do to keep your blood pumping, as elevated activity can help keep you warm.
  • Stay safe. Utilizing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose possible danger depending on the method you’re using. It’s important to remember to never use heating methods created for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use another method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your safest options.

No one wants to have an encounter with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has stopped working, but the opportunity is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the pros at Clean Air HVAC a call at 925-233-6238 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services offered or any other number of heating questions. 

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