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

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You’re in the middle of the most bitter 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 end up in a scenario like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to arrange furnace repair, but there are a few things you can inspect, as well as a few things you can do, to stay ready 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 situation.
  • Gather supplies. Set aside some room in a closet, drawer or another handy area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warm while your furnace is out. It might seem bothersome 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 might have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this occurs, flip the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is flipped and you have switched it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to set up 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 preserve body heat so you can stay cozy while waiting for your technician. Also, try to find something active to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you warm.
  • Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose potential danger depending on the method you’re using. It’s important to remember to never utilize heating methods created for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use a secondary method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your safest options.

No one wants to have an encounter with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has stopped working, but the probability is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the pros at Premium Air Services LLC a call at 713-688-8784 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services provided or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment online today.

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