It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to avoid 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 an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping 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 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc 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. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
- Safety First
We realize 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 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 662-281-1231 to book an appointment with us today.