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

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You’re in the middle of the most frigid week of winter and you wake up trembling 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 scenario like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to set up furnace repair, but there are a few things you can check, as well as a handful of things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and have a plan 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 avert a chilly situation.
  • Gather supplies. Find 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 may seem inconvenient or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy 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 might have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this occurs, turn 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 arrange an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on and get cozy. That load of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you keep your body heat so you can stay comfortable 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 warm.
  • Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose potential danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never choose heating methods designed 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 best bets.

No one wants to put up with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has quit running, but the probability is real if you don’t take the right steps. Give the experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services provided or any other number of heating questions. 

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