What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Auburn Prior to Furnace Repair

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It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to prevent 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 issues 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 warm in case of a breakdown. Some good items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the day 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 may 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 Forster Heating a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • 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 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.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Forster Heating are ready to help. Give us a call at 530-885-8081 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.

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