What To Do If You Lose Heat in Your PA or DE Home

Losing heat in your Pennsylvania home during the dead of winter can be scary! A no-heat emergency causes discomfort and stress, and on top of that, you also run the risk of allowing your plumbing to freeze, causing permanent damage. If your furnace or boiler heating system stops working for whatever reason, you can always contact the HVAC experts at Ferro Fuel, but first, try the tips below to save yourself an HVAC service visit.

No-Heat Checklist for Homeowners:

  • Ensure Your Thermostat Settings Are Correct

    Double-check that your thermostat has batteries and has the function set to “auto” or “heat.” The thermostat will also need to be set above the current temperature of the home.

  • Check Your Breakers and Emergency Switches

    Sometimes, electrical issues occur, and breakers are tripped for safety. Ensure that your furnace or boiler’s breaker is on. Red emergency switches should also be on—these can most often be found at the top of your basement stairs or on your heating unit itself.

  • Verify You Have Fuel by Checking Your Tank Gauge

    Your oil or propane tank has a small round sight glass that houses the tank gauge. Check to ensure that you have at least 1/3 of a tank left. If not, call us for a delivery.

  • Reset Your Heating System

    You should see a reset button on the side of your home heating system, whether it’s a furnace or a boiler. Press it one time only to see if your furnace or boiler can be reset. If you press it once, and it doesn’t work, be sure to give our HVAC experts a call, so they can assist you.

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Still No Heat? Call Ferro Fuel.

Reduce your risk of a heat-out emergency. Ferro Fuel offers annual furnace and boiler efficiency tune-ups, safety checks, and oil heat and propane and gas service plans. Our qualified, expert HVAC technicians will be more than happy to help your furnace or boiler run smoothly all winter long. If you need heating assistance, be sure to give us a call today, or request service online.