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No Heat? Try This Guide Before You Call

Is there a simple fix for your heater?

heating repair massachusettsIf your heat won’t turn on or blow warm air, you may need to call a professional for service, but first, check out TF Complete Heating & Cooling’s troubleshooting guide for solutions you can try at home.

We are pleased to provide ways in which you can save time and money by taking your own measures to ensure that your systems are working properly. We also offer both heating and cooling service plans so you can relax all year long, knowing you will save money on repairs and enjoy peace of mind.

Know your equipment

You don’t need to be a heating expert to flip a switch on your circuit breaker or check your fuel gauge. However, different styles of heating systems may have varying troubleshooting steps. You’ll need to know whether you use heating oil, or have a gas-powered system, as well as whether your heater is a furnace or boiler. If you have a boiler, it can help to know if it’s a steam boiler, or one powered by hot water.

Troubleshooting 101

Check those fuel gauges

If you have a furnace, ensure the air filter is clean

An air filter clogged with debris will cause the system to overheat and shut down.

  1. Shut off the system’s power. It’s important to do this before you proceed.
  2. Find the air filter. A filter is usually somewhere along the system’s return air duct. It may be in a wall or ceiling, or in the furnace.
  3. Remove the air filter. Many of the new filters slide in and out so it is easy to remove them and put them back.

Try resetting your system, carefully

Much like a computer or smartphone, sometimes your heating system may need a reboot if you can’t get it going as it should. Try this: Press and hold the RESET button on the burner for 3 seconds. Did the heat come on?

If your system does not start after you push the reset button, DO NOT PUSH IT AGAIN. Pushing this button more than once can cause your heating system to “Flood.” Too much fuel pumped into the combustion chamber, resulting in a lengthy and costly repair.

Call in the experts at TF Complete Heating & Cooling

If the troubleshooting steps above don’t get your heater going again, it’s time to call in the professionals who can get you COMPLETELY squared away. Residents of Bristol, Worcester, Middlesex, and Norfolk counties have long trusted TF Complete Heating & Cooling as a bona fide expert with heating and cooling systems. We are happy to offer our residential customers professional installation, maintenance and repair services that just can’t be beaten.

If you have questions, please contact us at your earliest convenience! If you feel this is an emergency and need to bring in an expert, please call —don’t email.

mail Contact us today to schedule a routine maintenance visit. If you need an emergency repair, please call our office right away at 508-507-6702, and we will get to your home as soon as we can.