What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in the Midlands Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the year and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You hate the idea of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this horrible scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and ready yourself 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 small problems before they become a major breakdown. Stock up on Supplies Find a convenient area in your home to assemble an emergency inventory of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you prepped when the day arrives that you need it. After a Furnace Breakdown Check your Breakers Hopefully the problem is easy to resolve 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 Alltemp Comfort Services LLC a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Inventory Now is the time you’ll be grateful you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to stay as active as possible to retain your body heat. Safety First We realize 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 create carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all safe 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 Alltemp Comfort Services LLC are ready to help. Give us a call at 803-220-0753 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.