Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

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 setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to prevent 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add 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 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 US Air Heating and Cooling a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be happy you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at US Air Heating and Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 803-980-4328 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.