It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to evade 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 issues before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency stash 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 easy to resolve 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 Brandon Heating and Plumbing a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in 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 risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed 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 are ready to help. Give us a call at 204-728-0180 to book an appointment with us today.