Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio Prior to Furnace Repair

It’s the coldest night of the month and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to prevent 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 issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the day arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge could 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 Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being 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 risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended 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.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 419-592-4756 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.