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

November 04, 2015

It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. 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 few 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 minor issues 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 smart items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the moment 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 may possibly 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 Lycoming Heating Company a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • Safety First
    We realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they create 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 season, but if you do the pros at Lycoming Heating Company are ready to help. Give us a call at 570-244-2510 to set up an appointment with us today.