It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the notion 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 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 an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in 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 hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they form 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 602-832-7808 to book an appointment with us today.