What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Topeka Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015You’re in the middle of the most bitter week of winter and you wake up shaking in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thing you think is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to find yourself in a situation like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to set up furnace repair, but there are a couple things you can inspect, as well as a few things you can do, to stay ahead of the game and prep for a situation like this. Before You Experience Problems: Furnace service. Chilly nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avert a chilly predicament. Gather supplies. Create some room in a closet, drawer or another handy area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warm while your furnace is out. It may 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 might be set. If the breaker is flipped and you have flipped it back on but your furnace still isn’t running, give us a call to set up 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 keep your body heat so you can stay comfortable while waiting for your technician. Also, try to find an activity to do to keep your blood pumping, as elevated activity can help keep you comfortable. Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose some danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never choose heating methods created for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use another method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your best bets. No one wants to deal with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has stopped working, but the opportunity is real if you don’t take the right steps. Give the experts at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. a call at 785-357-6200 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, schedule an appointment online today.