It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful 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 problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment arrives 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 could have tripped your breaker. If you notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning 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 continue being 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 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 good heating options.
Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 760-784-9034 to set up an appointment with us today.