It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade 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 issues before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to store an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you cozy 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 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 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 Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We know 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 generate 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 season, but if you do the pros at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air are ready to help. Give us a call at 847-306-8990 to schedule an appointment with us today.