What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Excelsior Springs 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 abhor the idea of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. So you never find yourself living this awful 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 An annual 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 an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency stash of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to include 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 see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Colvin's Inc a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stash Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to keep your body heat up. Safety First We realize 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 form carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe heating options. Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Colvin's Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 816-630-2702 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.