It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and prepare 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 keep an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate 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 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. a call for furnace repair.
- Break into Your Supply Stockpile
Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to retain your body heat.
- Safety First
We know 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 intended 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.
Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Garoken Energy Co. Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 503-848-3838 to book an appointment with us today.