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

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It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and plan 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the day arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly 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 Kelley Mechanical a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to raise 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 safe heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Kelley Mechanical are ready to help. Give us a call at 859-209-3003 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.

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