It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and ready yourself 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate 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 may possibly 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating 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 continue being as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We realize 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 intended for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they generate 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating are ready to help. Give us a call at 979-323-6130 to book an appointment with us today.