It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the idea of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a few things you can do to evade 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 store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good 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 may have tripped your breaker. If you see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Winters Heating and Cooling a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be happy you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay 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.
Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Winters Heating and Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 317-406-5382 to schedule an appointment with us today.