It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent and plan 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 a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm 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 moment 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 could have tripped your breaker. If you find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
- Safety First
We know 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 safe heating options.
Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 800-COOLING to book an appointment with us today.