Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

You’re in the middle of the most frigid week of winter and you wake up shaking in a pile of blankets in bed. Your first thought is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to find yourself in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re doomed to suffer until morning to set up furnace repair, but there are a handful of things you can take a look at, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and prep 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 avert a chilly predicament.
  • Pull together supplies. Set aside some room in a closet, drawer or another handy area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warm while your furnace isn’t running. It might seem inconvenient or unnecessary now, but it will be nice when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Working:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace may have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this is the case, flip the breaker back on and you could 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 arrange an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on and get cozy. That load 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 pro. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as elevated activity can help keep you cozy.
  • Stay safe. Using something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose some danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never utilize heating methods created for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use another method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your safest options.

No one wants to have an encounter with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has quit running, but the opportunity is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the pros at Falls Mechanical Services LLC a call at 406-761-7283 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.