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No Heat? 6 Things To Try Before Calling For Service

furnace troubleshooting new yorkWe’re coming down the homestretch on winter 2020/21, with just weeks to go before the first day of spring. But that doesn’t mean you won’t be relying on your heating system for a while longer, considering that average temperatures here in Sullivan County stay in the 50s well into May.

With that kind of workload, your furnace or boiler could one day decide to call it quits for a while. If that happens and you find yourself without heat, don’t worry – Black Bear’s team of experts ready to handle just about any kind of heating repair there is.

But before you call for service, it’s worth taking some time to make sure the problem isn’t something
you can fix yourself – you could save yourself some time and the cost of a service visit.

Heating System Troubleshooting Tips

If your furnace or boiler won’t start, try these six steps before calling for service:

  1. Check to see if you have enough heating oil or propane.
  2. Make sure all power switches associated with your heating equipment are in the “on” or “start” position.
  3. Make sure the temperature on your thermostat is set at least five degrees above the current room temperature, and the system switch is on the HEAT or AUTO position. The fan switch should be set to ON (for continuous airflow) or AUTO (which runs the fan only when hot air is being produced).
  4. Check the pilot light, if your equipment has one.
  5. If you have a forced (or warm) air system (a furnace with ductwork), check the air filter if airflow from your vent seems low; also make sure that vents are not blocked.
  6. If you have an oil-fired system, reset the red burner switch – but only to it once, or you may flood your system with oil).

If you take all of the above and your heat still won’t come on, contact us and we will send a technician to fix the problem and get your heating system back on track ASAP.

For fast heating repairs done right the first time, trust the pros at Black Bear. Contact us today for expert heating service in Sullivan County.