Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you start the day shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this horrible scenario, there are some 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 issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the time comes 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 could 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 Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • 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 intended 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 acceptable heating options.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 715-421-5555 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.