What to Do When the Heat Goes Out in Hattiesburg 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 abhor the thought of getting out of your blankets and scheduling a furnace repair. Before you find yourself living this dreadful scenario, there are some things you can do to evade and prepare 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 problems before they become a major breakdown. Stock up on Supplies Find a convenient area in your home to store an emergency stash of supplies to keep you comfortable in case of a breakdown. Some smart items to include 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 easy to resolve as a blown fuse. A power surge may possibly 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning 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 stay 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 hazardous or deadly. Never use any heating methods that are created for outdoor use such as outdoor grills or kerosene heaters, they form carbon monoxide. If you have a wood stove, an electric space heater or a fireplace, those are all good heating options. Hopefully you won’t have to deal with a furnace breakdown this season, but if you do the pros at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning are ready to help. Give us a call at 601-268-3486 or, if it’s easier for you, book an appointment with us online today.