Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful 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
    Regular 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 a convenient 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 happy you prepped when the time comes that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge could have tripped your breaker. If you see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Knoechel Heating Company a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • Safety First
    We know 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 created 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.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Knoechel Heating Company are ready to help. Give us a call at 724-452-6280 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.