What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Abilene Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015You’re in the middle of the coldest week of winter and you wake up shivering in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thought to go through your head is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to leave yourself in a situation like this where it feels like you’re predestined to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a handful of things you can check, as well as a few things you can do, to stay on your toes and have a plan for a scenario like this. Before You Experience Problems: Furnace service. Cold nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avert a chilly morning. Gather supplies. Create 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 isn’t running. It may seem inconvenient or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy 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 is the case, switch 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 schedule an appointment for furnace repair. Add layers and get cozy. That handful of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you preserve 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 elevated activity can help keep you cozy. Stay safe. Utilizing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose some danger depending on the method you’re going with. It’s important to remember to never choose heating methods created 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 best bets. No one wants to put up with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has gone out, but the probability is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the pros at Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-692-5850 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment online today.