What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Raceland Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the idea of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and prepare for such a situation. Before Your Furnace Goes Out Schedule Furnace Service An annual 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 a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to have 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 easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge may have tripped your breaker. If you see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stockpile 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 retain your body heat. 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 generate carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options. We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service are ready to help. Give us a call at 985-537-6795 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.