It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and plan for such a situation.
Before Your Furnace Goes Out
- Schedule Furnace Service
Regular 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 a convenient area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the day 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 may 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
- 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 designed 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 safe heating options.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Patterson & Stirling Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 814-308-0416 to book an appointment with us today.