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

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It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the thought 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 convenient area in your home to store an emergency stockpile 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 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 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 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 assembled 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 dangerous 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 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 949-204-0859 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.

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