What to Do When Waiting for Furnace Repair

Your house has been nice and toasty all winter and now, all of a sudden, your furnace has stopped working. It always seems like these types of appliances break down at the worst possible time! So what do you do when your furnace stops working while you’re waiting for furnace repair? Twin Cities winters are brutally cold and snowy, so here are a few tips on what to check before you call us for furnace repair and how to stay warm until we can come out and fix it.

There are a few things you can check on your own before calling us for furnace repair. You should check to make sure the furnace is getting power. Check the circuit breaker to make sure a fuse didn’t blow. If that doesn’t work, then check the furnace’s filter. If it’s been awhile since you changed it, then you should get a new one as soon as possible. Finally, if those two other fixes don’t work, check your thermostat to make sure it is set to the right temperature.

If these three fixes fail, then that is when you should pick up the phone and call us for furnace repair. We offer emergency services, so we can come to your home quickly to get your furnace back up and running.

In the meantime, while you are waiting for us, there are several things you and your family can to do stay warm:

  • Do not open any doors or windows unless it is absolutely necessary. This sounds fairly obvious, but it is definitely one of the best ways to make sure your house stays warm while you’re waiting for furnace repair.
  • If your home has a fireplace, you can use that to stay warm. Just be sure that you have a working carbon monoxide detector. Light a fire and snuggle up with your family. It’s a great way to spend some time together while you’re waiting for furnace repair.
  • Dress in layers. The more layers you have on, the better. That way, if you start to feel overheated, you can remove a few layers until you are comfortable again.
  • If you have any space heaters, plug one in and close the door to that room. If the door is closed, the room should heat up faster and stay pretty comfortable while you’re waiting for furnace repair.

Do you need furnace repair in the Twin Cities? Call Aabbott Ferraro at (651) 776-7214 or Schedule Your Repair Appointment.

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