What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Carpentersville Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and prepare for such a situation. Before Your Furnace Goes Out Schedule Furnace Service Regular 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 a convenient area in your home to store an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the day arrives that you need it. After a Furnace Breakdown Check your Breakers Hopefully the problem is easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly have tripped your breaker. If you see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stash Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Cover yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to keep your body heat up. Safety First We understand you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they form carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options. We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 224-699-9229 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.