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What to Do If You Lose Heat in Your NH Home

It’s only January, which means winter is far from over. Winters in New England are difficult. New Hampshire residents have to deal with snow, ice, Nor’easters, and temperatures regularly falling below freezing, but luckily you have your heat to keep your family and home safe and warm. Though, in addition to dealing with all of the bad winter weather, Manchester, NH residents also have to face the issues that bad weather can bring like a loss of power or heat at home.


Losing heat in your home in the middle of winter wouldn’t only be uncomfortable—it can be dangerous for your family and your home. If you suddenly lose heat in your home, taking action right away is critical to ensure the safety and well-being of your family. In addition to being cold, a loss of heat for too long can cause significant damage if your pipes freeze or burst—leaving you with an expensive mess to take care of.

Follow These Steps to Get Your Heat Back

If you do lose heat, there’s no need to panic. Read on for some quick and easy tips to get your heat up and running again.

  • Check Your Thermostat. Do you have a programmable thermostat? The first thing to do is make sure the batteries are working. If they are working, or if you have a manual thermostat, make sure the thermostat is switched to heat and that the temperature is higher than the temperature outside.
  • Check All Switches. Make sure the emergency furnace switches, fuses, and circuit breakers are all switched to the “on” position.
  • Verify Your Fuel Level. Check your oil tank gauge to make sure you have home heating oil in your tank. If you’re on empty, contact your local heating oil provider right away to refill your tank and restart your system.
  • Hit the Reset Button. Press the RESET button only once to see if a flame comes on. If it doesn’t, don’t press the reset button again. Contact Patriot for help.

Contact Patriot Heating & Cooling for Emergency Heating Service in Southern NH

Hopefully, these steps will get your heat up and running in no time and without further problems. If you follow these steps and your heat still isn’t coming on, call us for assistance. Patriot Heating & Cooling offers year-round HVAC services, including oil heating, and gas heating repairs and installations throughout the Southern New Hampshire area. We pride ourselves in providing quick-response emergency heating system repair to our customers. You can count on our heating experts to keep your home warm and safe.