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

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It’s the coldest night of the month and you start the day shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent 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 issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping 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 Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • Safety First
    We realize 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 create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 734-284-1224 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.

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