It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid and plan for such a situation.
Before Your Furnace Goes Out
- Schedule Furnace Service
Regular 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 a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm 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 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 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be grateful 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 know you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be dangerous 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 acceptable heating options.
Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 601-292-9763 to set up an appointment with us today.