It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this horrible 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
Yearly 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 assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the time comes 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 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 Air Concepts of Middle Georgia a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to raise your body heat.
- Safety First
We know 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 intended 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 acceptable heating options.
Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia are ready to help. Give us a call at 478-200-5689 to schedule an appointment with us today.