It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid and plan 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 assemble an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include 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 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 Colvin's Heating and Cooling a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be glad you put together an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
- Safety First
We understand you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended 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 winter, but if you do the pros at Colvin's Heating and Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 816-379-3918 to set up an appointment with us today.