Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the idea 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 avoid and prepare 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 issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the day 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 notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Total Comfort a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We understand 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 designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they form 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 Total Comfort are ready to help. Give us a call at 201-891-1333 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.