Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and prepare 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 convenient area in your home to keep an emergency inventory 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 happy you prepped when the moment arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge may 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 Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be happy you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • Safety First
    We realize 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 create 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 chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 309-437-2703 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.