What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in East Hanover Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the year and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You dread the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a few things you can do to evade and prepare 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown. Stock up on Supplies Find a handy area in your home to store an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping 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 could have tripped your breaker. If you find that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Effective Service Group, LLC. a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Inventory Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Cover 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 hazardous 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 winter, but if you do the pros at Effective Service Group, LLC. are ready to help. Give us a call at 973-884-0065 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.