It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid and ready yourself 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 an easily accessible area in your home to store an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to add 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 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 Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be happy you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
- Safety First
We know you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created 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 season, but if you do the pros at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 512-355-1482 to set up an appointment with us today.