It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to prevent 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find a convenient area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you 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 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 Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay 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 hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended 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.
Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 203-772-8319 to book an appointment with us today.