It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. 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 few things you can do to prevent and ready yourself 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 a convenient area in your home to store an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add 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 easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly 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 Durable Service a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being as active as possible to retain your body heat.
- Safety First
We realize 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 create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options.
Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Durable Service are ready to help. Give us a call at 308-995-8177 to set up an appointment with us today.