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

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It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid and ready yourself for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Regular 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 convenient area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the day 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 notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at WM J Kraus & Son a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be happy 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 dangerous 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 acceptable heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at WM J Kraus & Son are ready to help. Give us a call at 319-229-2318 to set up an appointment with us today.

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