It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are some things you can do to evade and plan 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 store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some good items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment 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 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be happy you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
- 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 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 Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 224-412-8308 to book an appointment with us today.