It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You hate the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent and plan 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 stash of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the moment 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 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 Miller Climate Control LLC a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be happy you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to retain your body heat.
- Safety First
We understand 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 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 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 Miller Climate Control LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 512-937-2001 to set up an appointment with us today.