Having a No-Heat Holiday? Try These Five Things before Calling for Service

Posted: December 19, 2018

Cat and dog under blanket

The holidays are upon us, and most of us are looking forward to spending some quality time with friends and family in our warm and comfortable North Carolina homes.

But what happens if your heating system decides to “take a holiday” this holiday season?

Discovering that your heating equipment is on the outs is never fun – especially when it happens during your “me time.” The good news, if the worst happens, is that Rand Wade has you covered with 24/7/365 emergency heating system service.

But before you call our technicians, it pays to take a few minutes to troubleshoot your heating system; you may find that your problem can be fixed without the hassle and expense of a service call.

If you have no heat, try these five things before contacting us for service:

  1. Check the fuel level in your tank – if you are out of propane or heating oil, contact us right away for a delivery and system restart.
  2. Make sure all switches associated with the unit are set for “on” or “start.”
  3. Check for tripped 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.
  5. If you have an oil-fired system, press the reset button on the burner – but only do it once. Every time you hit the reset button and the burner doesn’t ignite, you are pumping oil into the combustion chamber of your furnace, which can be dangerous.

If your heating system still isn’t working after taking these steps, contact us for service – 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 heating system service in our North Carolina service area – even during the holidays – no one beats Rand Wade oil. Contact us today to learn more.

And of course, we wish all of our Greene County-area neighbors a very happy holiday!