It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find a convenient area in your home to store an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for 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 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 Anderson Heating & A/C a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be grateful 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 realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended 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 acceptable heating options.
Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Anderson Heating & A/C are ready to help. Give us a call at 775-230-7628 to schedule an appointment with us today.