What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Colorado Springs Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the season and you wake up shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are a few things you can do to evade 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 convenient area in your home to keep an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to add 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 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 Mitchell Heating a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Inventory Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled 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 dangerous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are designed 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. We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Mitchell Heating are ready to help. Give us a call at 719-596-6677 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.