It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of 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 store an emergency stash 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 be happy you 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 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 All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc a call for furnace repair.
Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
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 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 safe heating options.
Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 417-739-4606 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.