What to Do If Your Home Loses Heat in New England
With the dead of winter right around the corner, temperatures will stay low for a few more months. As a homeowner in MA, NH, or VT, the last thing you want to worry about is unexpectedly losing heat in your home during the cold season. If you do experience what you think may be a heat loss this winter, don’t panic! Keep reading this blog from Sandri for quick ways to get your heat back up and running without having to call for emergency service. See if you can correct the issue quickly and safely with this checklist:
No-Heat Checklist for New England Homeowners
- Fuel Tank: Check the gauge to see if you need oil or propane, and if you do, call Sandri for a delivery.
- Thermostat: Make sure your setting is on HEAT and that the cooling function is not on instead. Make sure your thermostat has batteries that work.
- Switches: Check that all furnace and emergency switches are on.
- Reset Button: Press the RESET button on your furnace—ONCE ONLY.
- Call Sandri: If you’ve performed all the steps above, and you still don’t have heat, call Sandri right away for assistance.
Ways to Help Prevent a Heat-Out Emergency
Avoid the risk of heat loss due to fuel run-outs and heating equipment failure. Take a look at the tips below.
- Enroll in Automatic Delivery:
If you’re used to calling in and placing an order each time you need an oil or propane delivery, switch to automatic delivery. With this service, Sandri keeps track of your oil or propane usage for you, delivering fuel to your home automatically when you need it.
- Schedule A Tune-Up:
Get your heating system tuned-up annually. The best time of year to have this maintenance performed is each fall—right before you’ll have the heat on, and your heater is working its hardest. If there are any issues with your heating system at the time of your maintenance visit, you’ll have time to correct them before the cold sets in. If you haven’t had a tune-up for this heating season, there’s still plenty of cold weather ahead of us. Schedule your annual tune-up today.
- Consider An Upgrade:
Is your heating system 15 years or older? If your heating equipment has seen better days, upgrading components of your heating system or installing a brand new one can have several benefits. Whether you choose to replace your complete system with a newer, high-efficiency model or to correct parts-related issues found at the time of your tune-up, don’t risk operating old, inefficient, and potentially unsafe equipment for another winter.
Get in Touch with Sandri for Service
If you experience a no-heat emergency, and you cannot get your heat back on by yourself, don’t hesitate to call Sandri! For annual service or a quote on an upgrade—get in touch with us today. The best way to prevent a fuel run-out is to sign up for automatic heating oil or propane delivery—contact us to enroll today.