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

It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned 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 prevent 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 small 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 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 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 glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • 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 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 432-237-0168 to set up an appointment with us today.

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