It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent and ready yourself 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 an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some good 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 easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly 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 Farris Heating & Air a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain as active as possible to retain your body heat.
- Safety First
We realize 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 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 safe heating options.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Farris Heating & Air are ready to help. Give us a call at 918-333-0376 to set up an appointment with us today.