What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Ronkonkoma Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015You’re in the middle of the coldest week of winter and you wake up trembling in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thought to go through your head is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to find yourself in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re predestined to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a couple things you can take a look at, as well as a handful of things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and prep for a predicament like this. Before You Experience Problems: Furnace service. Cold nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avert a chilly predicament. Gather supplies. Find some room in a closet, drawer or another easy to access area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you toasty while your furnace isn’t running. It could seem bothersome or unnecessary now, but it will be a relief when you need it most. After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Operating: Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace could have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this is the case, turn the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have flipped it back on but your furnace still isn’t operating, give us a call to arrange an appointment for furnace repair. Layer up and get cozy. That load of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you retain body heat so you can stay warm while waiting for your pro. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as more activity can help keep you cozy. Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose potential danger depending on the method you’re going with. It’s important to remember to never choose heating methods designed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use an alternate method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your safest options. No one wants to put up with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has quit running, but the probability is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the experts at Cool Power LLC a call at 631-360-2665 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services provided or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment online today.