It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to avoid 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 minor problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find a convenient area in your home to store an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping 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 notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Kirkfield Heating & 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. Drape yourself in layers and try to stay 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 created 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 chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 204-272-8128 to set up an appointment with us today.