It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to prevent and prepare for such a situation.
Before Your Furnace Goes Out
- Schedule Furnace Service
An annual 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 a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to include 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 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 H&C Heating and Cooling a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be happy you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain 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 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 acceptable heating options.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at H&C Heating and Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 301-960-3247 to book an appointment with us today.