It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and ready yourself 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you cozy 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 as simple 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 Scott Temperature a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being 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 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 good heating options.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Scott Temperature are ready to help. Give us a call at 785-269-0465 to schedule an appointment with us today.