Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in the Upper Rio Grande Valley Prior to Furnace Repair

It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a few things you can do to prevent and plan for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Yearly furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment arrives 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 find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Cytech Heating & Cooling a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We understand 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 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 good heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Cytech Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 956-630-3522 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.