What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Las Vegas Prior to Furnace Repair

You’re in the middle of the coldest week of winter and you wake up shivering in a pile of blankets in bed. Your first thought is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to leave yourself in a scenario like this where it feels like you’re doomed to suffer until morning to set up furnace repair, but there are a handful of things you can inspect, as well as a few things you can do, to stay on your toes and prepare for a predicament like this.

Before You Experience Problems:

  • Furnace service. Frigid nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avert a chilly situation.
  • Compile supplies. Set aside some room in a closet, drawer or another easily accessible area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warm while your furnace isn’t working. It might seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy when you need it most.

After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Running:

  • Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace might have been tripped by a power surge or for another reason. If this is the case, turn the breaker back on and you could be set. If the breaker is turned off and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t running, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair.
  • Layer on and get cozy. That handful 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 technician. Also, try to find an activity to do to keep your blood pumping, as elevated activity can help keep you comfortable.
  • Stay safe. Using something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose possible danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never utilize heating methods developed 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 go-tos.

No one wants to have an encounter 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 correct steps. Give the pros at JonAire Inc a call at 702-866-9322 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services offered or any other number of heating questions. 

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