Keeping warm under a blanket when the heat is out

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

It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a few 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 a handy area in your home to store an emergency inventory 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 appreciate the prepping prepped when the moment 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 KDM Service Corporation a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be glad you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to stay as active as possible to retain your body heat.
  • Safety First
    We know 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 created 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 good heating options.

We hope you don’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this winter, but if you do the pros at KDM Service Corporation are ready to help. Give us a call at 205-758-2703 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.