It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid and plan for such a situation.
Before Your Furnace Goes Out
- Schedule Furnace Service
Yearly 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 assemble an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the time comes 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 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 Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to stay 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 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 season, but if you do the pros at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 303-452-4146 to schedule an appointment with us today.