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

You’re in the middle of the most frigid week of winter and you wake up trembling 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 leave yourself in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re predestined to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a couple things you can check, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ready and prep 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 avoid a chilly morning.
  • Compile supplies. Find some room in a closet, drawer or another easily accessible area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you toasty while your furnace is out. It may seem bothersome or unnecessary now, but it will be nice when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Working:

  • 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 occurs, flip the breaker back on and you might be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have flipped it back on but your furnace still isn’t running, give us a call to arrange an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Add layers and get cozy. That list of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you keep your body heat so you can stay comfortable while waiting for your pro. Also, try to find something active to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you warm.
  • Stay safe. Utilizing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose possible danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never use heating methods designed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use an alternate method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your go-tos.

No one wants to put up with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has quit running, but the probability is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the team at Mustang Mechanical a call at 972-445-9504 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions. 

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