What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Cedar Rapids Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You dread the notion of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to avoid and prepare 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 minor issues before they become a major breakdown. Stock up on Supplies Find a handy area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some great items to have would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the time comes 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 see that your breaker had been tripped, but you’ve flipped the switch and your furnace still isn’t working, give the team at Ilten's Incorporated a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stash Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to remain as active as possible to retain your body heat. Safety First We understand you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be risky or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are intended 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 chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at Ilten's Incorporated are ready to help. Give us a call at 319-363-0283 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.