Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to avoid and plan for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    An annual 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 assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the day 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 Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • Safety First
    We understand 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 generate carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. are ready to help. Give us a call at 804-379-1155 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.