Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Asheville 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 hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and ready yourself 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add 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 as simple 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 1st Choice Service Group Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • 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 created 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 chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at 1st Choice Service Group Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 828-551-2913 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.