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

It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid and ready yourself for such a situation.

Before Your Furnace Goes Out

  • Schedule Furnace Service
    Yearly furnace service and inspection gives your technician the opportunity to address any minor issues before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is as simple 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 Local HVAC Repair & Service a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being as active as possible to raise your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We understand you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created 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.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Local HVAC Repair & Service are ready to help. Give us a call at 224-300-4806 to book an appointment with us today.

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