If your furnace breaks down, don’t panic. Follow these steps to keep you safe and comfortable until a repair technician arrives.
Shut Off the Furnace: Even if the heating system isn’t producing any heat, you still need to turn it off — at the thermostat and the breaker — to prevent further damage.
Protect the Pipes: When your furnace breaks down, a priority should be to protect water pipes from bursting. If the temperature is below freezing, turn on each faucet so there is a trickle of water. This helps prevent standing water from freezing and bursting the pipes.
Conserve Warmth: You want to keep any heat in your home contained. Close doors to rooms that you’re not using and make sure the basement door, outside doors and windows are shut.
Use Additional Heat Sources: If you have a functional fireplace, use it to help keep the home warm until a repair technician arrives. Otherwise, a space heater can provide warmth, especially if the whole family is in one area of the home. Please follow all safety instructions for space heaters, and never use any outdoor appliances inside.
Call for Service: Don’t let the cost of furnace repair prevent you from calling for service as soon as there’s a problem. Care For My Home 360 is a home protection plan that covers the cost of repairs for home appliances and systems, helping homeowners save thousands of dollars every year.
Make sure your home stays warm and comfortable this winter and you’re not stuck with expensive furnace repair bills.
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