It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to prevent and ready yourself 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 issues 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 cozy in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping 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 notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Air Quality Solutions a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We know you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created 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 acceptable heating options.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Air Quality Solutions are ready to help. Give us a call at 614-871-4144 to schedule an appointment with us today.