Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area Prior to Furnace Repair

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

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    An annual furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any minor problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to keep an emergency inventory 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 happy you prepped when the day arrives 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 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 Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We realize 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 create 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 Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 816-286-7258 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.