What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Greenville Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace has yet to turn on. You abhor the notion of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this awful scenario, there are a number of things you can do to evade and plan for such a situation. Before Your Furnace Goes Out Schedule Furnace Service Regular 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 cozy in case of a breakdown. Some good items to add would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll appreciate the prepping prepped when the day 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 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 Ken Parker Service Inc a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Inventory Now is the time you’ll be glad you assembled an emergency warmth stash. Drape yourself in layers and try to continue being as active as possible to raise your body heat. Safety First We realize you’re cold but using anything other than your furnace to heat your home could be hazardous 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. Ideally you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Ken Parker Service Inc are ready to help. Give us a call at 903-883-2829 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.