It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you 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
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 a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the day 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 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 Heartland Heating & Cooling a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
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 raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We understand 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 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.
Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Heartland Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 515-344-3579 to schedule an appointment with us today.