Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to prevent 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 minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a handy area in your home to keep an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you 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 could have tripped your breaker. If you find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Anderson Heating & A/C 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 stay 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 hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed 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 good heating options.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Anderson Heating & A/C are ready to help. Give us a call at 775-882-8154 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.