It happens sometimes – you’re in your house one cold night and you suddenly realize it’s not quite as cozy as it should be. Then you go to check your heating system and sure enough, it’s not working.
Before you phone in for service, it’s a good idea to do a little detective work to potentially save yourself the cost of an unnecessary house call. In many cases, your problem may be something that you can correct yourself.
Check to see if you have enough fuel in your tank.
Make sure all emergency valves or switches are in their “on” or “start” positions.
Check the fuse or circuit breaker that controls your heating system; look for a blown fuse or a tripped breaker and replace / reset as needed.
Confirm that your thermostat is set at least five degrees above the current room temperature and that the “heat” setting is engaged. Please note: For warm air systems, if you adjust the thermostat and the fan doesn’t start, it could indicate that your burner is not igniting. Press the reset button on the burner only once; if it does not reset, contact us for service.
If you take all four steps and your heat still doesn’t work, contact us and we will send a technician to figure out what’s going wrong – and to make it right as quickly as possible.