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

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It’s the coldest night of the month and you start the day shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to evade and prepare 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 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 comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great 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 easily fixed 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 Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We know 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 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 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 662-350-0343 to set up an appointment with us today.

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