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

November 04, 2015

It’s the coldest night of the year and you start the day shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You dread the thought of getting out of your blankets and setting up a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to prevent and ready yourself 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 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 easily fixed as a blown fuse. A power surge could 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 KDM Service Corporation a call for furnace repair.
  • Break into Your Supply Stockpile
    Now is the time you’ll be happy you put together an emergency warmth stash. Put on those layers and try to continue being as active as possible to keep your body heat up.
  • 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 intended 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.

Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this chilly time of year, but if you do the pros at KDM Service Corporation are ready to help. Give us a call at 205-208-8090 to schedule an appointment with us today.