What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Carson City Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015You’re in the middle of the coldest 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 situation like this where it feels like you’re predestined to suffer until morning to set up furnace repair, but there are a couple things you can take a look at, as well as a few things you can do, to stay ready and prepare for a predicament like this. Before You Experience Problems: Furnace service. Chilly 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 predicament. Gather supplies. Set aside some room in a closet, drawer or another easily accessible area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warmed up while your furnace isn’t working. It might seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will be a relief when you need it most. After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Operating: Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace could have been tripped by a power surge or for a different reason. If this is the case, flip the breaker back on and you might be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have switched it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair. Add layers and get cozy. That list of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you preserve 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 increased activity can help keep you comfortable. Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose some danger depending on the method you’re using. It’s important to remember to never choose heating methods developed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use a secondary method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your go-tos. No one wants to deal with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has quit running, but the possibility is real if you don’t take the right steps. Give the team at Anderson Heating & A/C a call at 775-882-8154 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment online today.