What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Brandon Prior to Furnace Repair

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It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to evade 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 issues 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 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 easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge could 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 Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • 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 intended 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.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. are ready to help. Give us a call at 204-728-0180 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.

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