Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

You’re in the middle of the coldest week of winter and you wake up shaking 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 doomed to suffer until morning to arrange furnace repair, but there are a few things you can check, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ready and prep for a scenario 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 morning.
  • Gather supplies. Set aside some room in a closet, drawer or another handy area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warm while your furnace isn’t running. It might seem inconvenient or unnecessary now, but it will be a relief when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Working:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace may have been tripped by a power surge or for some other reason. If this is the case, flip the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is flipped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to schedule an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer up and get cozy. That load 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 expert. Also, try to find something active to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you warm.
  • Stay safe. Using something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose some danger depending on the method you’re going with. It’s important to remember to never choose heating methods created for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use an alternate method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your safest options.

No one wants to deal with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has gone out, but the probability is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the team at Arrings A/C & Heating a call at 281-713-8304 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services provided or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, arrange an appointment online today.