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Troubleshooting Common Home Heating Issues

Written on: February 12, 2024

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home heating service winslow, me With AFC, you get complete home heating services. For starters, our dependable heating oil and propane delivery ensure that your furnace or boiler always has the fuel it needs. We also provide expert furnace, boiler, and heat pump installation, maintenance, and repairs by our team of licensed and skilled service technicians. All our work is backed up by the AFC Comfort Guarantee.

However, some heating problems you have may not need a service call! We’re here with some tips that could help you get your home heating system running again on your own.

Home heating tips

There are various measures you can undertake to troubleshoot and potentially restore functionality to your furnace or boiler, all without the need for a service call. Let’s delve into these steps together.

Check your tank gauge levels: To ensure optimal heating in your home, it’s important to have an ample supply of heating oil or propane. If your tank is below 25% capacity, please don’t hesitate to contact us for an emergency delivery. By the way, you can avoid running out of fuel altogether by enrolling in our Automatic Delivery program! Using your fuel usage history and state-of-the-art software, we accurately anticipate when you’ll need a refill and proactively make a delivery before you run low. Rest assured, we’ve got you covered!

Inspect the thermostat: Check that your thermostat is adjusted to a temperature at least five degrees higher than the current temperature in your home. Additionally, double-check that the thermostat is set to the “heat” mode. Don’t overlook the importance of inspecting the batteries and replacing them if needed.
Check the air filter: A dirty and clogged air filter in your furnace can lead to its shutdown. If you observe that yours is dirty, it is crucial to replace it. Moreover, make it a habit to set a monthly reminder on your calendar for regular inspections and filter replacements. This will guarantee optimal performance and efficiency.

Push the reset button ONLY ONCE: Inspect your home heating system and locate the “RESET” button. Before pressing it, adjust your thermostat to a temperature that is at least five degrees higher than the current temperature in your home. Once completed, proceed to press the reset button. Please note, this action should only be performed once. Assuming you have an adequate fuel supply, and the emergency switch is activated, pressing the reset button should resolve the issue. However, if the problem persists, refrain from pressing the reset button any further. Your home heating system requires professional attention. Contact us for a swift and dependable service call to resolve your no-heat emergency promptly.

Check the breaker box: If an excessive amount of electricity has flowed through the circuit controlling your heating system, it may cause the breaker to trip. To restore power to your furnace or boiler, simply flip the circuit breaker switch. Please proceed to do so and verify if your heating system is working correctly. If the issue persists, please don’t hesitate to contact us for further assistance.

AFC covers all the bases for keeping your home safe and comfortably warm, from fuel delivery to expert home heating system service. Become a customer today!