It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to evade and plan 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 minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find a convenient area in your home to keep an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some smart 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 see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be happy you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We realize 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 designed 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.
Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating are ready to help. Give us a call at 641-628-3621 to book an appointment with us today.