It’s the coldest night of the month and you start the day shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid 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 minor problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency stockpile 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 moment arrives that you need it.
After a Furnace Breakdown
- Check your Breakers
Hopefully the problem is as simple 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to retain 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 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 safe heating options.
Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 309-323-9584 to set up an appointment with us today.