What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Baltimore Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015You’re in the middle of the most bitter week of winter and you wake up shaking in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thing you think is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to leave yourself in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re destined to suffer until morning to set up furnace repair, but there are a few things you can check, as well as a few things you can do, to stay ready and have a plan for a situation like this. Before You Experience Problems: Furnace service. Chilly nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you have a better chance at averting a chilly predicament. Compile supplies. Set aside some room in a closet, drawer or another easily accessible area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warmed up while your furnace isn’t working. It might seem inconvenient or unnecessary now, but it will come in handy when you need it most. After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Working: Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace could have been tripped by a power surge or for a different reason. If this happens, turn the breaker back on and you may be set. If the breaker is turned off and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t operating, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair. Add layers and get cozy. That load of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you retain body heat so you can stay cozy while waiting for your expert. Also, try to find something to do to keep your blood pumping, as elevated activity can help keep you comfortable. Stay safe. Using something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose some danger depending on the method you’re choosing. It’s important to remember to never utilize heating methods created for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use an alternate method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your go-tos. No one wants to put up with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has stopped working, but the probability is real if you don’t take the proper steps. Give the pros at Quality Refrigeration a call at 410-355-6010 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services provided or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, arrange an appointment online today.