What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Tuscaloosa Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015You’re in the middle of the coldest week of winter and you wake up shaking in a pile of blankets in bed. The first thing you think is, “Why in the world has my furnace not kicked on?” Of course, you don’t want to leave yourself in a predicament like this where it feels like you’re doomed to suffer until morning to schedule furnace repair, but there are a handful of things you can take a look at, as well as a couple things you can do, to stay ready and have a plan for a predicament like this. Before You Experience Problems: Furnace service. Chilly nights and furnace repair can’t always be avoided, but having annual furnace service completed can help you avert a chilly predicament. Pull together supplies. Find some room in a closet, drawer or another easy to access area for blankets, a space heater, gloves, hats and any number of other accessories to keep you warm while your furnace isn’t running. It may seem annoying or unnecessary now, but it will be a relief when you need it most. After You Suspect Your Furnace Quit Running: Check the circuit breaker. There’s a chance that the breaker to your furnace could have been tripped by a power surge or for some other reason. If this is the case, flip the breaker back on and you might be set. If the breaker is tripped and you have turned it back on but your furnace still isn’t operating, give us a call to set up an appointment for furnace repair. Add layers and get cozy. That load of supplies we recommended above will come in handy here. Layers can help you retain body heat so you can stay cozy while waiting for your pro. Also, try to find an activity to do to keep your blood pumping, as increased activity can help keep you warm. Stay safe. Employing something other than your furnace to heat your home can pose possible danger depending on the method you’re going with. It’s important to remember to never use heating methods designed for outdoor use – i.e. kerosene heaters, grills, or any other carbon monoxide producing methods. If you need to use an alternate method, electric space heaters, fireplaces or wood stoves are your go-tos. No one wants to put up with furnace repair in the middle of winter after their furnace has quit running, but the probability is real if you don’t take the correct steps. Give the team at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-758-2703 if you have any questions about these tips, the furnace repair services provided or any other number of heating questions. Or if you’d rather, set up an appointment online today.