What To Do When Your Furnace Breaks Down
Even if you’ve kept up with your furnace maintenance and scheduled your annual furnace inspection, sudden breakdowns do happen—and always when you need your furnace the most. While you wait for a service provider to come inspect your furnace, it’s important take measures to ensure you and your family stay safe and warm.
- Troubleshoot the problem.
Before you even contact a trusted heating professional, start by trying to troubleshoot your furnace on your own. Many furnace issues have straightforward solutions or fixes that you can perform without the help of a professional, such as a blown fuse.
- Contact an expert.
If after you’ve tried troubleshooting your furnace it still isn’t producing heat, it’s time to call a professional. Bonfe provides immediate emergency furnace repair after regular business hours so that you never have to worry about being without heat for long.
- Set up safe alternate sources of heat.
While you wait for your furnace technician to arrive, you’ll want to find other methods to keep warm. Electric space heaters, heating blankets, or lighting a good old-fashioned fire in the hearth are all good options.
- Protect against frozen pipes.
Bonfe technicians will be with you as soon as possible, but in extreme winter conditions you can’t be too cautious about frozen pipes. Turn on faucets so that a small trickle of water is flowing to ensure that your pipes don’t freeze.
If your furnace breaks down this winter, don’t wait. Call Bonfe right away and one of our expert technicians will have your furnace back up and running in no time.