It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid and prepare 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 store an emergency stockpile 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 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 may possibly 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 Titan Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being 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 dangerous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed 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 Titan Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 541-286-6617 to schedule an appointment with us today.