What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Saint Peters Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the idea of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this horrible scenario, there are some things you can do to evade and plan 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 a handy area in your home to store an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the time comes that you need it. After a Furnace Breakdown Check your Breakers Hopefully the problem is easily fixed 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 C-N-O Comfort Zone a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stockpile Now is the time you’ll be happy you put together 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 risky 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 winter, but if you do the pros at C-N-O Comfort Zone are ready to help. Give us a call at 636-578-1777 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.