What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in West Columbia Prior to Furnace Repair11/04/2015 It’s the coldest night of the month and you wake up shivering. The furnace isn’t running. You hate the thought of getting out of your blankets and booking a furnace repair. Prior to finding 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 Regular 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 an easily accessible area in your home to keep an emergency stockpile of supplies to keep you warm in case of a breakdown. Some great items to include would be a space heater, blankets and any winter weather wear. You’ll be happy you 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 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 Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call for furnace repair. Break into Your Supply Inventory Now is the time you’ll be grateful you compiled 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 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. Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. are ready to help. Give us a call at 803-796-9172 or, if it’s easier for you, schedule an appointment with us online today.