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No Heat? Do Some Detective Work before Calling for Service

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Posted: December 4, 2018

That moment you realize your heating system isn’t working is never fun – especially if it happens in the dead of winter. The good news is you can rest easy knowing that P.Gagnon and Son has got you covered in a no-heat emergency.

But before you call us for service, it’s best to take few minutes to do a little troubleshooting with the heating equipment in your Seacoast home; you may find that your problem is something you can fix on your own without having to pay for a professional service call.

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 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 taking these measures, please contact us for service right away – our expert technicians will get to the root of the problem quickly and get your heat going again as soon as possible.

For reliable, expert heating system service in your southern Maine or New Hampshire home, no one beats the pros at P. Gagnon & Son. Contact us today to learn more.