What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Chadron Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid 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 minor issues before they become a major breakdown. Stock up on Supplies Find an easily accessible area in your home to store an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the day 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 have tripped your breaker. If you notice that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at MPC Heating & Cooling a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stash Now is the time you’ll be happy you compiled 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 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 chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at MPC Heating & Cooling are ready to help. Give us a call at 308-432-5301 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.