Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid and prepare 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 an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to have 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 easy to resolve 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 Stan's Heating, Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain 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 risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended 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 safe heating options.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Stan's Heating, Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 541-889-3987 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.