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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and ready yourself for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Yearly 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 store an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm 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 as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly 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 Lycoming Heating Company a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to retain your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed 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 safe heating options.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Lycoming Heating Company are ready to help. Give us a call at 570-326-4450 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.