It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and plan 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm 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 as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly 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 Lakeside Heating & Air a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay 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 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 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 Lakeside Heating & Air are ready to help. Give us a call at 509-284-4265 to schedule an appointment with us today.