What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in West Valley Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to avoid 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 problems before they become a major breakdown. Stock up on Supplies Find a handy area in your home to store an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the day 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 may possibly 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stash Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled 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 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 safe heating options. Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 801-305-4777 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.