It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to prevent and ready yourself 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 stash of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have 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 easy to resolve 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 Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain as active as possible to retain 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 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 chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Air Houston Mechanical LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 832-777-1521 to book an appointment with us today.