It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this horrible 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 minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the day arrives that you need it.
After a Furnace Breakdown
- Check your Breakers
Hopefully the problem is as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge may 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 JTech Mechanical a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be happy you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We understand 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 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 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 JTech Mechanical are ready to help. Give us a call at 281-231-8768 to set up an appointment with us today.