It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread 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 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 minor problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the day arrives that you need it.
After a Furnace Breakdown
- Check your Breakers
Hopefully the problem is easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge may have tripped your breaker. If you find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Precision Mechanical a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain 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 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 safe heating options.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Precision Mechanical are ready to help. Give us a call at 605-206-3766 to book an appointment with us today.