It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to avoid and prepare 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for 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 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 Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain as active as possible to retain your body heat.
- Safety First
We realize 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 generate carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 801-305-4777 to schedule an appointment with us today.