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

November 04, 2015

It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the notion 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
    An annual 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 stockpile of supplies to keep you comfortable 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 easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge may have tripped your breaker. If you notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Bon Air Service Company a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • 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 create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Bon Air Service Company are ready to help. Give us a call at 972-332-1028 to set up an appointment with us today.