It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to avoid and prepare for such a situation.
Before Your Furnace Goes Out
- Schedule Furnace Service
Regular furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find a convenient area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add 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 easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge could 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 Dearing's Service & Solutions a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be happy you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We realize 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 created 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 good heating options.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Dearing's Service & Solutions are ready to help. Give us a call at 812-200-5844 to schedule an appointment with us today.