What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Odessa Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid and ready yourself 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 handy area in your home to store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the day arrives that you need it. After a Furnace Breakdown Check your Breakers Hopefully the problem is as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stockpile Now is the time you’ll be happy you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain as active as possible to retain your body heat. Safety First We know 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 season, but if you do the pros at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 432-333-2208 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.