Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you start the day shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent and prepare 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 problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the time comes that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge could 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 Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • Safety First
    We know 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 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.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 605-342-5107 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.