What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Manassas Park Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid 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 an easily accessible area in your home to store 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 happy you 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 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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stockpile Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to keep your body heat up. 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 create 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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 703-369-5528 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.