Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Saint Louis Prior to Furnace Repair

It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to evade and prepare for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Regular 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 store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping 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 find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to retain your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We know 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 created 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 good 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 Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating are ready to help. Give us a call at 314-961-0875 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.