It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some great 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 as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly have tripped your breaker. If you find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Brogan Heating & AC Inc a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain 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 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 chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Brogan Heating & AC Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 507-218-0088 to set up an appointment with us today.