It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of 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 issues 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 warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add 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 as simple as a blown fuse. A power surge could 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 Lanz Furnace and Fireplace 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 retain your body heat.
- Safety First
We realize 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 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 acceptable heating options.
Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace are ready to help. Give us a call at 608-291-3606 to book an appointment with us today.