What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Minocqua Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015You’re in the middle of the most bitter week of winter and you wake up shaking in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thing you think is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to find yourself in a situation like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to set up furnace repair, but there are a few things you can take a look at, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ready and prep for a situation 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 easy to access area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warm while your furnace is out. It might seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will be a relief when you need it most. After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Running: Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace might have been tripped by a power surge or for a different reason. If this is the case, flip the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is flipped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t running, give us a call to arrange an appointment for furnace repair. Layer up and get cozy. That handful of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you retain body heat so you can stay warm while waiting for your pro. Also, try to find something active to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you comfortable. Stay safe. Using something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose possible danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never use 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 go-tos. No one wants to have an encounter with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has quit running, but the possibility is real if you don’t take the right steps. Give the experts at Danco Heating & Cooling a call at 715-356-7000 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services available or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment online today.