What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Chicago Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Prior to finding yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent 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 minor problems before they become a major breakdown. Stock up on Supplies Find a convenient area in your home to keep an emergency stockpile 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 time comes that you need it. After a Furnace Breakdown Check your Breakers Hopefully the problem is as simple 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 iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stash Now is the time you’ll be grateful you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay 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 create 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 iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 773-704-0640 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.