Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

You’re in the middle of the most frigid week of winter and you wake up shaking in a pile of blankets in bed. Your first thought is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to end up 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 handful of things you can inspect, as well as a couple 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. Frigid nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avert a chilly predicament.
  • Pull together supplies. Set aside 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 running. It could seem inconvenient or unnecessary now, but it will be nice 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 could have been tripped by a power surge or for a different reason. If this is the case, switch the breaker back on and you could be set. If the breaker is flipped and you have flipped it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on and get cozy. That handful of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you retain body heat so you can stay warm while waiting for your expert. Also, try to find an activity to do to keep your blood pumping, as elevated activity can help keep you comfortable.
  • Stay safe. Utilizing 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 developed 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 go-tos.

No one wants to have an encounter with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has stopped working, but the possibility is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the pros at ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call at 337-335-0992 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, arrange an appointment online today.