What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Longview Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to prevent and ready yourself 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 minor problems before they become a major breakdown. Stock up on Supplies Find an easily accessible area in your home to store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to include 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 as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge could have tripped your breaker. If you notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stash Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to keep your body heat up. Safety First We know you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created 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 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 Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 903-758-0701 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.