Why Won’t My Heater Turn On?

Written on: August 21, 2023

Stay warm with Kimlin Energy!

heating repair Rhinebeck, ny As summer begins to wane, we will soon be putting away our swimsuits and bringing out our sweaters. We’ll go from popsicles to apple cider doughnuts. And we’ll eventually need to turn on our home’s heater.

There’s no gut-punch quite like when you go to turn on your home’s furnace or boiler and nothing happens. Visions of a shivering family, and frozen pipes, bring panic.

You don’t need to worry! Kimlin Energy is here for all your no-heat emergency needs, as our customers receive 24/7 emergency services including heater repair. If you have a no-heat emergency, please do not contact us online. Call our emergency line any time of day or night.

Another way we take care of our customers is with our affordable service plans. You get 24/7 priority heating service. An annual tune-up is also included, helping to keep your heating system in top shape and preventing breakdowns. And, if you do need repairs, many parts and labor costs are covered to help shield you from big repair bills.

However, if your heating system won’t turn on, there are several troubleshoots you can do before contacting Kimin Energy for a service call.

My heating system won’t turn on. What do I do?

There are several steps you can take to see if you can get your furnace or boiler working again without needing a service call. Let’s run through them.

Check your tank gauge levels. Ensure that your heating system has a sufficient supply of heating oil or propane. If your tank is less than 25% full, please contact us immediately for an emergency delivery. By the way, fuel run-outs can be avoided by enrolling in Automatic Delivery! We use your fuel usage history along with the latest software to accurately predict when you need fuel and make a delivery before you run low.

Inspect the thermostat. Ensure that your thermostat is set to a temperature that is at least five degrees higher than the current temperature in your home. Additionally, verify that the thermostat is set to the “heat” mode. Don’t forget to inspect the batteries and replace them if necessary.

Check the air filter. A dirty and clogged air filter in your furnace can cause it to shut down. If you notice that yours is dirty, it’s important to replace it. Additionally, be sure to set a monthly reminder on your calendar to regularly check and replace the filter to ensure optimal performance.

Push the reset button ONLY ONCE. Take a look at your furnace. You should easily spot a button labeled “RESET.” Before you press it, adjust your thermostat to a temperature that is at least five degrees higher than the current temperature in your home. Once that’s done, go ahead and press the reset button. Remember, only do this once. Assuming you have enough fuel, and the emergency switch is on, pressing the reset button should solve the issue. However, if it doesn’t, refrain from pressing the reset button any further. Your heating system requires professional attention. Reach out to us for a prompt and reliable no-heat emergency service call.

Check the breaker box. If an excessive amount of electricity has flowed through the circuit responsible for controlling your heating system, the breaker will be triggered. Often, merely flipping the circuit breaker switch will reinstate power to your heater or boiler. Proceed to do so and verify the functionality of your heater. In the event that it is still not operational, please contact us.

With our expert heating system service and great service plans, you can count on Kimlin Energy to keep your home warm and comfy! Become a customer today.