It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to evade 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 convenient 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 easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge could have tripped your breaker. If you find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Stieferman Heating Company Inc a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be happy 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 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 designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they form carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe 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 Stieferman Heating Company Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 573-635-3547 to book an appointment with us today.