Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to prevent and plan for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Yearly 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 an easily accessible area in your home to store an emergency stash 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 be happy you 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 find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Central Air Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be happy you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We understand 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 intended for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they generate carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all acceptable heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Central Air Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 503-656-1908 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.