Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and plan 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 issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you 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 may possibly 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 Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in 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 hazardous 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 winter, but if you do the pros at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 360-571-5100 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.