Now that the holidays are over, it’s time for the coldest months of the year in New Hampshire. The average daily temperature is just 9°F! Nobody wants to lose heat in their New England home during the dead of winter; along with the discomfort and stress that a no-heat emergency brings, you also run the risk of allowing your plumbing to freeze, causing permanent damage.
If your furnace or boiler heating system stops working for whatever reason, you can always call the HVAC experts at Patriot Heating & Cooling in Candia, NH. But first, try out the tips below to save yourself an HVAC service visit.
No-Heat Checklist for Homeowners in Greater Manchester, NH
Ensure that your thermostat settings are correct and the batteries are fresh. Double check that your thermostat has batteries and has the function set to “auto” or “heat.” The thermostat will also need to be set above the current temperature of the home.
Check that no breakers are tripped and all emergency switches are on. Sometimes, electrical issues happen and breakers are tripped for safety. Ensure that your furnace or boiler’s breaker is on. Red emergency switches should also be on—these can most often be found at the top of your basement stairs and on your heating unit itself.
If you heat with oil or propane, verify that you have fuel by checking your tank gauge. Your oil or propane tank has a small round sight glass that houses the tank gauge. Check to ensure that you have at least 1/3 of a tank full. If not, call your local NH oil or propane provider.
Press your heating system’s red reset button one time only—more can be dangerous. You should see a reset button on the side of your home heating system, whether it’s a furnace or a boiler. Press it one time only to see if your furnace or boiler can be reset. If you press it once and it doesn’t work, be sure to give our HVAC experts a call so they can assist you.
Still no heat? Call Patriot Heating & Cooling for assistance at (603) 587-0487. We’re here to help you with all your oil and gas HVAC needs! If you need heating assistance, be sure to give us a call today or request service online at Patriotheat.com. We look forward to helping you achieve the best home comfort in Southern New Hampshire.