It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of 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 minor problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment 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 see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at County Line Mechanical LLC a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to remain 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 risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created 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 safe heating options.
Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at County Line Mechanical LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 717-216-0846 to schedule an appointment with us today.