What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Corpus Christi Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding 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 minor issues before they become a major breakdown. Stock up on Supplies Find a handy area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to have 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 easy to resolve 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 McNatt Inc a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stockpile Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain as active as possible to retain your body heat. Safety First We realize 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 winter, but if you do the pros at McNatt Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 361-888-4808 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.