While we hope it never happens to you, it’s still possible that your furnace could give out or break down in the middle of a winter night. If this does happen, it’s important to have the appliance inspected and repaired as soon as possible. However, it will take some time for a repairman to get there, and if there’s a serious issue, there are things you and your family can do in the meantime to protect yourself. At Enix Mechanical, we can provide heating repair that will have your furnace running again in no time, or provide replacement and installation that will improve your home heating efficiency.

Do You Smell Gas?

This can be one of the most alarming scenarios for a homeowner, and if you smell gas, it’s important to contact your utility company right away. It’s best to go outside before you call, and be sure not to turn on any lights on your way out. Even the slightest spark could be catastrophic, and until you’re sure there is no danger to you and your family, you should stay outside. If the neighbors are home, you might be able to ask if you could come inside until the gas company arrives.

Alternative Heating Methods

Even if it’s determined there is no danger, you may still not be able to use your furnace for awhile. This will require you to use alternative heating methods such as electric space heaters or a fireplace, if you have them. If you can’t adequately heat your home with these methods, it may be best to find other accommodations until your furnace is repaired. It’s important never to use unsafe methods such as outdoor heaters or heaters that require gasoline or propane inside your home.

How Do I Know if My Furnace is Going to Quit Working?

It can be difficult to know when and how your furnace is going to quit working, but if you’ve noticed strange noises coming from the system, or you’ve felt cold air instead of warm air coming out of your home’s vents, then it’s important to call an HVAC technician as soon as possible. With proper maintenance, you can avoid a long, cold night after your furnace breaks down. If your heating system is turning off and on frequently, and doesn’t seem to be warming up the house, it could be time to have it inspected and repaired.

If you’re worried about your furnace breaking down this winter, contact Enix today. We have experience will all types of heating systems, and will do whatever we can to make sure your family is safe and warm this winter season. If the old system needs to be replaced, we’ll provide you with a fair and honest quote for removal and installation, and if the system simply needs to be repaired, we’ll find the necessary parts and have everything fixed as quickly as possible.

We don’t want you to worry all winter long – call us today and we’ll be there to take care of any furnace problem, no matter how major or minor it may be.