What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Middletown Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent and ready yourself for such a situation. Before Your Furnace Goes Out Schedule Furnace Service An annual 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 an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart 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 easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge may 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 Schagrin Gas Company a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Inventory Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to retain your body heat. Safety First We understand 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 intended 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 acceptable heating options. Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Schagrin Gas Company are ready to help. Give us a call at 302-658-2000 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.