Common Furnace Problems and Troubleshooting Tips

Posted: January 29, 2024

Vaughn Oil takes good care of your home’s furnace!

boiler repair Greenville, RI Your home’s furnace is what’s standing between you and a very cold home and potentially frozen pipes.

You can prevent that with regular, professional furnace maintenance tune-ups from Vaughn Oil. Our skilled and experienced service technicians will clean and tune-up the parts in your furnace while also carefully inspecting it for problems. This gives them the opportunity to fix those problems before they lead to a breakdown.

Our affordable service plans not only include an annual tune-up but they also cover many parts and labor costs associated with furnace repairs, which can end up saving you lots of money.

What do I do if my furnace stops running?

There are a few measures you can take to troubleshoot your furnace or boiler before resorting to a service call. Let’s go over them together.

Check your tank gauge levels. To ensure optimal performance of your heating system, it is crucial to have an ample supply of heating oil. If your tank is below 25% capacity, please reach out to us immediately for an emergency delivery. By the way, you can avoid fuel run-outs by enrolling in our Automatic Delivery service! Leveraging your fuel usage history and cutting-edge software, we accurately predict when you’ll require fuel and proactively make deliveries before you run low.

Inspect the thermostat. To ensure optimal comfort, adjust your thermostat to a temperature that is at least five degrees higher than the current temperature in your home. Also, double-check that the thermostat is set to the “heat” mode. Lastly, don’t forget to inspect the batteries and replace them if needed.

Check the air filter. A filthy and obstructed air filter in your furnace can lead to its shutdown. If you observe that yours is dirty, it is crucial to replace it. Moreover, remember to set a monthly reminder on your calendar to consistently inspect and replace the filter to guarantee top-notch performance.

Push the reset button ONLY ONCE. Inspect your furnace for a button labeled “RESET.” Before pressing it, adjust your thermostat to a temperature that is at least five degrees higher than the current temperature in your home. Once done, proceed to press the reset button. Keep in mind to only do this once. Assuming you have sufficient fuel, and the emergency switch is on, pressing the reset button should resolve the issue. However, if it fails to do so, refrain from pressing the reset button any further. Your heating system requires professional attention. Contact us for immediate and dependable no-heat emergency service.

Check the breaker box. If an excessive amount of electricity has passed through the circuit that controls your heating system, it will trigger the breaker. In most cases, simply flipping the circuit breaker switch will restore power to your furnace. Please do so and check the functionality of your furnace. If it still doesn’t work, please contact us.

If your furnace hasn’t gotten its annual tune-up yet, it’s not too late! Contact Vaughn Oil to schedule it so your furnace stays in tip-top shape.