Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Olathe 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 dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of 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 keep an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the moment 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 possibly 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 Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to retain 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 acceptable heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 913-432-3342 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.