It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid 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 problems before they become a major breakdown.
- Stock up on Supplies
Find an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the moment 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 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 ACE Solutions a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled 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 hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended 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 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 ACE Solutions are ready to help. Give us a call at 201-579-2562 to book an appointment with us today.