What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Manassas Park Prior to Furnace Repair

It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and plan 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 small problems 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 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 as simple 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. Put on those layers and try to stay 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 dangerous 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 703-278-2036 to schedule an appointment with us today.

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