It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful 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 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 have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you 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 could 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 Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to retain your body heat.
- Safety First
We realize 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 season, but if you do the pros at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 662-269-8716 to schedule an appointment with us today.