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

It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to evade and prepare 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 minor problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping 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 may have tripped your breaker. If you find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Stieferman Heating Company Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be happy you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • Safety First
    We realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they form carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Stieferman Heating Company Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 573-203-3908 to book an appointment with us today.

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