It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and prepare for such a situation.
Before Your Furnace Goes Out
- Schedule Furnace Service
Yearly furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any minor issues 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 warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart 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 easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge could 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 Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being 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 designed 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 good 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 Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 740-474-5940 to book an appointment with us today.