It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day 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 horrible scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and prepare for such a situation.
Before Your Furnace Goes Out
- Schedule Furnace Service
An annual 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 cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good 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 easily fixed 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 Clean Air HVAC a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to retain 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 generate carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all acceptable heating options.
Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Clean Air HVAC are ready to help. Give us a call at 925-233-6238 to schedule an appointment with us today.