Troubleshoot Before Calling For Service

No heat? You may be able to fix that yourself!

heating repair marylandThere’s nothing like coming home on a cold winter day here in Southern Maryland to your warm house.

But if your home’s furnace or boiler isn’t working, you’re not comfortable and your home could get dangerously cold. But before you contact Taylor for service, you may be able to solve the problem on your own, saving time, money, and hassle!

Before requesting service

These four troubleshoots are easy and could get your furnace or boiler working again without needing us to come to your home.

Check the propane tank. Life can get busy and if you forget to schedule a propane delivery, you could find that you’ve run low on, or out of, propane. Go outside to your propane tank and check the tank gauge levels. If your tank is 25% or less full, or you’ve run out of propane altogether, call us right away for an emergency propane delivery. Don’t use the online form. This is also a good time to enroll in Automatic Delivery to avoid future occurrences of this problem.

Check the circuit breaker. If a lot of power is surging in the circuit it regulates, a breaker will trip. This helps to prevent electrical fires. Most of the time, flipping the circuit breaker switch will restore power to your heating system. If this doesn’t work, get in touch with us to request a service call.

Check the thermostat. Make sure your thermostat is set for a temperature that is at least five degrees warmer than the current temperature of your home. Also, check that the thermostat is set to “heat.”

Push the reset button, but ONLY ONCE! The purpose of the reset button is to shut the furnace down before it can trip your circuit breaker. The need for this may arise if the furnace becomes too hot, or if there is some sort of electrical system interruption. To get the furnace working again, press the reset button back down again. However, if you press the reset button and your furnace turns off again, continuing to press the reset button can damage your furnace. If your furnace doesn’t start after hitting reset once, contact us for a service call.

Get the best propane heating system service in Southern Maryland with Taylor!