It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this horrible scenario, there are some things you can do to evade and prepare for such a situation.
Before Your Furnace Goes Out
- Schedule Furnace Service
Yearly 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 a handy area in your home to store an emergency stash 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 grateful for the prepping prepped when the time comes 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 see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We know 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.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 949-204-0859 to schedule an appointment with us today.