What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Augusta Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to evade and ready yourself 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 keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to have 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 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 McCune 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 remain 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 dangerous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created 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 good heating options. We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at McCune Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 316-733-9123 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.