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 booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are some 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the time comes that you need it.
After a Furnace Breakdown
- Check your Breakers
Hopefully the problem is easy to resolve 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 Goode Bros AC & Heating a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
- Safety First
We understand you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be dangerous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created 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 good heating options.
Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Goode Bros AC & Heating are ready to help. Give us a call at 903-284-2612 to book an appointment with us today.