It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the idea 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 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to add 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 easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge could 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 Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
- Safety First
We understand 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 created 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.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 717-383-4479 to schedule an appointment with us today.