It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a few things you can do to prevent and ready yourself 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 problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find a convenient area in your home to keep an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping 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 could have tripped your breaker. If you see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at The Frazier Company a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain as active as possible to retain your body heat.
- Safety First
We know 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 created 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 acceptable 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 The Frazier Company are ready to help. Give us a call at 402-628-0206 to set up an appointment with us today.