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What to Do if Your Furnace Goes Out This Winter

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Winters in Fayetteville, North Carolina, can be very cold. That’s why it’s so concerning when your heating system goes out. If you want to be sure your home stays comfortable, here are a few things you should do if your furnace goes out this winter:

Check for Basic Problems

If you notice your heating system has stopped blowing warm air, there are a few basic things you can check. Hopefully, one of these quick fixes will get your furnace back up and running. First, make sure your furnace is actually on. Some furnaces are turned on and off with a wall switch. It’s possible you may have accidentally bumped this switch and turned off.

Second, if your furnace is on, make sure the thermostat is set at the correct temperature. Again, it’s possible you may have accidentally turned off your thermostat or that a power outage has interrupted this device. Finally, if your furnace is on a circuit breaker, check the circuit box to make sure its breaker is in the “on” position.

Take Steps to Protect Your Home

If these simple fixes didn’t get your heating system running again, it’s probably time to call a repair professional. Before you make that call, though, there are a few things you can do to protect your home and family from the biting cold.

Keeping your home warm should be your primary concern. If your heating system outage isn’t due to electricity, you can use a space heater to stay warm until your furnace is functional again. You could also use a wood or gas fireplace if you have one. To protect your pipes from freezing, you should open the cabinets in your kitchen and bathroom. You may also want to gather your family in one room to make it easier to keep everyone warm.

If your furnace goes out this winter, call Bass Air Conditioning Company at (910) 672-8885  to schedule repairs. One of our service technicians will fix your furnace quickly and effectively so you can stay safe and comfortable.

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