Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is easy to resolve 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being 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 designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they form carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 209-368-0556 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.