It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to avoid and plan 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 a convenient area in your home to keep an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include 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 as simple 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 Bell Air Conditioning Inc. a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be happy 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 risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed 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.
Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 254-307-9572 to set up an appointment with us today.