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

It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and prepare for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Regular 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 handy area in your home to keep an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the time comes 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 possibly 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being as active as possible to retain your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be dangerous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created 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.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Patterson & Stirling Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 814-308-0416 to set up an appointment with us today.

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