Why Is My Oil Heat Not Working?

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Evenings are starting to cool here in New Jersey, and soon you’ll be relying on your heating system to keep you comfortable day and night.

But what happens if that heat doesn’t come on when you need it to?

The most important thing to remember if you’re faced with a no-heat scenario is that Globe Petroleum is there for you with expert heating service and heating repairs in NJ (including new heating installations if your equipment is beyond repair), so we will be there if you need us.

But before you contact us for service, it’s worth your time to do a little troubleshooting with the heating equipment; you may find that your problem is something you can fix on your own without having to pay for a service visit.

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

  1. Check the fuel level in your tank.
  2. Check all switches associated with the unit; make sure they are set for “on” or “start.”
  3. Check for tripped circuit 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. Please note: if you have a forced air system (a heating systems with vents rather than baseboards and radiators) and the fan doesn’t go on, if could mean that your burner isn’t igniting – a problem that requires professional heating service.
  5. 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 trying all of the above, please contact us for service right away – our expert technicians will fix the problem quickly and get your heat going again as soon as possible.

For reliable, expert heating system service in most of New Jersey and parts of New York, trust the pros at Global Petroleum. Contact us today to learn more, or to become an Global customer.