It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to prevent and plan 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 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 appreciate the prepping prepped when the day arrives that you need it.
After a Furnace Breakdown
- Check your Breakers
Hopefully the problem is easily fixed 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 Airmen HVAC Service a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We realize 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 Airmen HVAC Service are ready to help. Give us a call at 570-322-3131 to set up an appointment with us today.