It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to avoid and prepare 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 a handy area in your home to keep an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some good items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the day 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 could have tripped your breaker. If you notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Inventory
Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being as active as possible to retain your body heat.
- Safety First
We understand 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.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. are ready to help. Give us a call at 956-381-1162 to book an appointment with us today.