It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade 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 minor 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 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 happy you 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 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 Tri County Climate Control LLC a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We know 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 designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options.
Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Tri County Climate Control LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 541-238-2797 to schedule an appointment with us today.