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My Heat Isn’t Working! What Do I Do?

thermostat no heat massachusettsIt’s hard to believe it, but December is here – which means that winter 2019/2020 is just a few weeks away.

As we near the coldest time of the year here in New England, your heating system will be pressed into service more than ever to keep you comfortable in your Central Massachusetts home. But what happens if you push it too hard and your heating system quits on you?

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

But before you contact us for service, it’s worth taking the time to troubleshoot your heating problem; you may find it’s one you can handle yourself.

Troubleshooting tips before you call

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 all of the above, please contact us for service right away – our expert technicians will get to the root of the problem quickly and get your heat going again as soon as possible.

For reliable, expert oil heating system service in our Middlesex or Norfolk County service area, no one beats the pros at Needham Oil Complete Heating & Cooling. Contact us today to learn more, or to become an Needham Oil Complete customer.