Make Sure Your Heating System is Up for the Winter Challenge
“Be prepared” is the motto of the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America (not to mention a song from The Lion King!), and when it comes to making sure your heating system is cold weather ready, everyone should be prepared. Especially now that we are in the middle of the fall season and Jack Frost will shortly be knock-knock-knockin’ on our front doors. As always, the best time to prepare is before you have a crisis.
So what can you do?
As Tracey Energy Service Manager Gary Jordan recently told News 8, checking your heating system is easy and only takes a few minutes. First, make sure the “emergency” switch is on (your system may have one or two emergency switches). After you confirm this, it’s time to turn up the heat – at least 10 degrees higher than the current room temperature. A working heating system will spring into action in a minute or two with a healthy hum that lets you know you’re ready to take on the cold months ahead.
If your system doesn’t start, here’s what you can do before placing a service call:
- If you have an oil burning system, make sure there is oil in your tank
- Confirm that your emergency switch is on (don’t forget, you may have two)
- Verify that the circuit breaker for your system hasn’t tripped
- Make sure your thermostat is in “heat” mode
- Check the batteries in your thermostat, and finally,
- Push the “reset” button (one time only)
If all systems are “go” but your furnace or boiler still won’t start, give us a call at (203) 777-5747…that’s what we’re here for!
Click here for Tracey Energy Service Manager Gary Jordan’s words of wisdom to get your heating system through the winter.
Don’t forget, no matter what the season, call or contact Tracey Energy for any assistance you need to keep your system purring.