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

It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to evade 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 minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the day arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge could have tripped your breaker. If you see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • 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 good heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 703-260-1148 to book an appointment with us today.

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