What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Carpentersville Prior to Furnace Repair

It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and plan for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    An annual furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any minor problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a convenient area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm 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 time comes 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 notice 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 designed 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 safe 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 224-412-8308 to schedule an appointment with us today.

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