What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Dresden Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and plan for such a situation. Before Your Furnace Goes Out Schedule Furnace Service An annual 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 store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment arrives that you need it. After a Furnace Breakdown Check your Breakers Hopefully the problem is easy to resolve 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 McFadden Heating & Cooling 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. Put on those layers and try to stay 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 designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they generate carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all acceptable heating options. We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at McFadden Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 1-866-781-0111 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.