What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Auburn Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015You’re in the middle of the coldest week of winter and you wake up trembling in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thing you think is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to end up in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a couple things you can check, as well as a few things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and have a plan for a predicament like this. Before You Experience Problems: Furnace service. Frigid nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avoid a chilly situation. Compile supplies. Set aside some room in a closet, drawer or another easy to access area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warmed up while your furnace isn’t working. It may seem inconvenient or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy when you need it most. After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Running: Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace could have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this occurs, flip the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is flipped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t operating, give us a call to schedule an appointment for furnace repair. Layer up and get cozy. That handful of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you preserve body heat so you can stay comfortable while waiting for your expert. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as elevated activity can help keep you warm. Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose potential danger depending on the method you’re using. It’s important to remember to never utilize heating methods designed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use a secondary method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your go-tos. No one wants to put up with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has quit running, but the probability is real if you don’t take the right steps. Give the pros at Forster Heating a call at 530-885-8081 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services offered or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, arrange an appointment online today.