Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment arrives 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 see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to continue being 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 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 good heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 602-997-5701 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.