It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to prevent and prepare 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find a convenient area in your home to store an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment 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 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 B & B Heating & Cooling a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be glad you put together an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We understand 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 B & B Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 314-325-7552 to set up an appointment with us today.