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

It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and ready yourself 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 minor 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 great items to include 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 could 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 James Heating & A/C, Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you put together an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We know you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended 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 safe heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at James Heating & A/C, Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 336-853-6070 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.