My Heat Isn’t Working on Long Island! How Do I Fix It?

If you live in Suffolk County, New York or the surrounding areas and your heat isn’t working, you’ve come to the right place. Check this list by Parkside Fuel to see if your heat can be repaired with a quick fix. And don’t forget, if you’re an automatic oil delivery or service plan customer, we provide 24/7 emergency heating service and support: just contact us at (631) 928-4645.

No-Heat Checklist:

Is Your Thermostat Set to “Heat”?

Back to the basics! It’s important to check that your thermostat is set to “heat” or “auto” and that the cooling function didn’t get turned on by accident. If you’ve checked that and the temperature is set higher than the current temperature of your home, move onto step 2.

Do You Have Heating Oil in Your Tank?

Check your fuel oil storage tank’s gauge to see if you have fuel left, and if not, place an oil delivery order easily right here on our website.  A common mistake we see from will-call customers is forgetting to order home heating oil in time to avoid a fuel oil runout, so we highly recommend that all customers sign up for our automatic oil delivery program. Doing so will significantly reduce your risk of a no-heat emergency AND provide you with 24/7 emergency heating service.

Did Your Emergency Switches Get Turned Off?

If your thermostat is set correctly and you have plenty of heating oil left in your tank, check the red emergency switches near your oil tank and at the top of the basement stairs. Since they feel just like light switches, they are occasionally turned off accidentally. If they’re off, be sure to turn them back on.

Did Your Furnace or Boiler Breaker Trip?

Thermostat on, fuel in tank, emergency switches on—what else could it possibly be? Sometimes, electrical surges cause furnace or boiler breakers to trip unexpectedly. Visit your breaker box and try resetting the corresponding breaker switch.

Try a Furnace or Boiler Reset

If none of the above steps have worked, remove the face plate on your furnace or boiler heating system and press the reset button once. If you don’t have any luck, give us a call right away. Be sure not to press the reset button a second time, because it could be dangerous for you and your system.

Schedule a Heating Repair with Parkside Fuel Service

Don’t suffer in the cold! Give us a call to request professional and trusted oil burner repair on Long Island. Our expert oil heating repair technicians can solve any type of home heating oil system’s issues to keep your family and home safe and warm throughout the seasons.

Avoid Future No-Heat Emergencies on Long Island

If you want to get more secure and reliable home heating, consider signing up for a heating oil service plan and automatic fuel oil delivery. Our service plan customers enjoy comprehensive coverage and a reduced risk of oil runouts and service-related issues. Click here to learn more about Parkside Fuel’s service plan and automatic delivery, or give us a call to sign up today.