It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some 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 handy area in your home to store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the time comes that you need it.
After a Furnace Breakdown
- Check your Breakers
Hopefully the problem is easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge may 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 Wallpe Heating & Cooling a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
- Safety First
We know you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be dangerous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they form 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 winter, but if you do the pros at Wallpe Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 812-663-7252 to set up an appointment with us today.