It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent 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 an easily accessible area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for 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 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 Contra Costa Heating & AC a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stash
Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being 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 hazardous 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 safe heating options.
We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Contra Costa Heating & AC are ready to help. Give us a call at 510-343-9841 to schedule an appointment with us today.