It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the thought 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 prevent 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 minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the time comes that you need it.
After a Furnace Breakdown
- Check your Breakers
Hopefully the problem is easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly 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 Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
- 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 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.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 361-214-1203 to set up an appointment with us today.