It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to evade 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 minor 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 warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you 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 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 Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
- 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 create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all acceptable heating options.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 515-207-6569 to set up an appointment with us today.