It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few 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 minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to store an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the moment arrives that you need it.
After a Furnace Breakdown
- Check your Breakers
Hopefully the problem is easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly 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 J & J Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be happy you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in 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 hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed 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.
Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at J & J Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 254-355-3833 to set up an appointment with us today.