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

It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and plan 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown.
  • Stock up on Supplies
    Find a handy area in your home to keep 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 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 could 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 Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those 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 hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they generate carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all acceptable heating options.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical are ready to help. Give us a call at 847-362-0262 to schedule an appointment with us today.

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