What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in South Beloit and Belvidere Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the season and you start the day shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of 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 store an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping 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 could 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning 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. Drape yourself in layers and try to remain 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 dangerous 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 acceptable heating options. Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 877-389-2465 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.