It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and prepare for such a situation.
Before Your Furnace Goes Out
- Schedule Furnace Service
Regular 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 store an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the time comes 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 House of Heating Incorporated a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We know 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 form carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options.
Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at House of Heating Incorporated are ready to help. Give us a call at 715-384-3163 to set up an appointment with us today.