What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Scottsboro Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the season and you lay in bed shivering. The furnace hasn’t turned on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful 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 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 keep an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some good items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be grateful for the prepping prepped when the moment 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 possibly 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 Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Stockpile Now is the time you’ll be happy you compiled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to keep your body heat up. Safety First We know 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 generate 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 season, but if you do the pros at Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 256-574-1300 or, if it’s easier for you, set up an appointment with us online today.