It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent and ready yourself 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 warm 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 day 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 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 E.B. Air, LLC a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being 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 dangerous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they form carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options.
Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at E.B. Air, LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 979-335-4262 to schedule an appointment with us today.