Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to avoid and prepare for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Yearly furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find an easily accessible area in your home to store an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some great 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 Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled 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 realize 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 intended 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 acceptable heating options.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services are ready to help. Give us a call at 575-887-7777 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.