What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Menomonie and western Wisconsin Prior to Furnace Repair

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 booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm 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 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 possibly 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 Halverson Brothers Inc a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Inventory
    Now is the time you’ll be happy you put together an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We realize 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 designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they create 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 chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Halverson Brothers Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 715-352-4052 to book an appointment with us today.

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