What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in McHenry Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful 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 handy area in your home to assemble an emergency stash of supplies to keep you cozy in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate 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 have tripped your breaker. If you find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stockpile Now is the time you’ll be glad you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to raise your body heat. Safety First We realize 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 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. Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 815-459-4700 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.