Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Colorado Springs Prior to Furnace Repair

It’s the coldest night of the month and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are some things you can do to prevent and prepare 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 issues 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 good items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the moment arrives that you need it.

After a Furnace Breakdown

  • Check your Breakers
    Hopefully the problem is easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly 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 Triton HVAC & Refrigeration a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stash
    Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in 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 hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created 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 good heating options.

Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration are ready to help. Give us a call at 719-332-3458 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.