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Heating System Troubleshooting Tips

heating repair massachusettsBelieve it or not, winter is almost here! As we head toward the shortest and coldest days of the year here in Massachusetts, it’s good to know that our heating system has our backs to keep us safe and warm.

But what happens if your heating system fails to answer the call one cold and snowy New England morning?

Well, the first thing to remember if you have no heat is not to panic –Needham’s NATE-certified technicians are here for you with emergency heating repairs that will get your heating equipment back up and running quickly.

But before you contact us for service, it’s worth taking time to do a little detective work; you may find your heating problem is one you can handle yourself.

Heating System “Before Your Call” Checklist

If your heat isn’t working, try these four things before contacting us for service:

  1. Check the fuel level in your oil tank.
  2. Check all switches associated with the unit; make sure they are set for “on” or “start.”
  3. Check for tripped circuit breakers and blown fuses on the circuit that powers your heating system.
  4. Make sure your thermostat is set for five degrees warmer than the current room temperature, and that it is set to the “heat” or “warm” setting. Please note: if you have a forced air system (a heating systems with vents rather than baseboards and radiators) and the fan doesn’t go on, if could mean that your burner isn’t igniting – a problem that requires professional heating service.

If your heating system still isn’t working after trying everything above, please contact us for service – our technicians will diagnose the problem and get your heat going again quickly.

For reliable, expert, and COMPLETE oil heating system service in Middlesex and Norfolk County, MA, trust the pros at Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling. Contact us today to learn more, or to become an Needham Oil Complete customer!