It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and plan 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 a convenient area in your home to store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the day 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 could 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 Street Heating and Cooling a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to retain 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 created 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 safe heating options.
Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Street Heating and Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 605-206-3915 to schedule an appointment with us today.