What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Oxford Prior to Furnace Repair

It’s the coldest night of the month and you start the day shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful 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
    An annual 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 a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add 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 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain 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 risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended 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 safe heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, 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 set up an appointment with us today.

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