It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to prevent 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 a convenient area in your home to store an emergency stash of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the time comes 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 find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Mayeuxs AC & Heating a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be happy you put together an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to stay 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 risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed 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 good heating options.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Mayeuxs AC & Heating are ready to help. Give us a call at (985) 764-2426 to schedule an appointment with us today.