What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Baltimore Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to prevent and plan for such a situation. Before Your Furnace Goes Out Schedule Furnace Service Yearly 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 a handy area in your home to keep an emergency inventory 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 happy you prepped when the day arrives that you need it. After a Furnace Breakdown Check your Breakers Hopefully the problem is easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge may 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 Quality Refrigeration a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stash Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in 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 dangerous 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 good heating options. We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Quality Refrigeration are ready to help. Give us a call at 410-355-6010 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.