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My Heat Won’t Turn On…What Should I Do?

no heat in home vermontAfter a somewhat mild start to winter, things have returned to normal here very quickly here in New England, with temperatures dropping—and snow falling—with each passing week. When the mercury dips, you count on your heating equipment answering the call.

But what do you do if it doesn’t?

Well, the one thing you shouldn’t do is panic: heating experts at Junction Fuels are here for you with a 24/7 emergency heating service in Eastern Vermont. But before you contact us for a heating repair, it’s a good idea to troubleshoot your problem and potentially save yourself the cost, time, and hassles of a house call.

Heating System Troubleshooting Checklist

If you have no heat, please try these four things to try before you call for service:

  1. Check to see if you have enough propane or heating oil in your tank (you should have at least an eighth of a tank; if you want to avoid the risk of runouts altogether, sign up for FREE automatic delivery).
  2. Make sure all emergency valves or switches are in their “on” or “start” positions.
  3. Check the circuit breaker that controls your heating system; look for a tripped breaker and replace or reset if you need to.
  4. Confirm that your thermostat is set for “heat” and that it is set at least five degrees above the current room temperature. Note for customers with warm air systems (a system with a furnace and vents): 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 of the above steps and your heat still doesn’t work, contact us and we will send a qualified technician to figure out the problem and fix it as quickly as possible.

For fast heating repairs done right—nobody beats Junction Fuels. Contact us today for expert heating service in eastern Vermont!