What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Aurora 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. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and plan 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 minor issues 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 comfortable 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 time comes 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 notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Service Plus Mechanical a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Inventory Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to retain your body heat. 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 created 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 safe heating options. Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Service Plus Mechanical are ready to help. Give us a call at 630-809-6319 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.