What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Northwest Arkansas Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015You’re in the middle of the most bitter week of winter and you wake up shivering in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thing you think is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to leave yourself in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a couple things you can take a look at, as well as a few things you can do, to stay on your toes and have a plan for a scenario 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 avoid a chilly predicament. Pull together supplies. Create 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 running. It may seem bothersome 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 a different reason. If this is the case, turn the breaker back on and you could be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t working, give us a call to schedule an appointment for furnace repair. Layer up and get cozy. That load of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you retain body heat so you can stay comfortable while waiting for your technician. Also, try to find something active 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 potential danger depending on the method you’re using. It’s important to remember to never use heating methods designed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use another method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your best bets. No one wants to put up with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has stopped working, but the probability is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the experts at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC a call at 479-372-4304 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services provided or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment online today.