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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you start the day shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and ready yourself 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 issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some good items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the day 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 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to stay 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 dangerous 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 good heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 918-682-8238 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.