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

November 04, 2015

It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful scenario, there are some 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some good items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the moment arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly have tripped your breaker. If you see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to stay 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 hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they generate carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 503-213-4433 to schedule an appointment with us today.