what to do if furnace conks out

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Both heaters have oxygen depletion sensors and I already have a co monitor.
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If the home is occupied, consider letting the water run/trickle rather than shutting it off. You will have toilets to flush, water to drink and wash with. Water coming from a city supply will be cold but not freezing. If the home will not be occupied, then it's time to shut off the water supply, drain water heater tanks, leave all the faucets open and put antifreeze in the toilet bowl and tank. Don't forget the washing machine and water remaining in the pump.
Other have already listed alternative heat sources: heaters, ovens, stoves, fireplaces, etc. being careful of carbon dioxide or carbon monoxide risks. Leave cabinets with water supplies on outside walls open so that some heat can get in there.
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