What to Do If You Lose Heat This Winter

Now that the holidays are over, it’s time for the coldest months of the year in Central Pennsylvania. With the freezing weather in full swing, losing heat can spell disaster for homeowners. Along with the discomfort and stress that a no-heat emergency can cause, you also run the risk of allowing your plumbing to freeze, causing permanent (and costly) damage. If your furnace or boiler heating system stops working, you can always call the HVAC experts at Eshenaurs. But first, try out the tips below to save yourself an HVAC service visit. Keep reading to learn what to do if you suddenly experience a heating system failure this winter.

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What to Do If Your Home Loses Heat in Pennsylvania

If you do experience heat loss this winter, don’t panic. See if you can correct the issue quickly and safely with this checklist:

No-Heat Checklist for Homeowners in PA

  • Fuel Tank: Check the gauge on your heating oil or propane tank, if you have run out of fuel call Eshenaurs right away.
  • Thermostat: Make sure your setting is on HEAT, and the cooling function is not on instead.
  • Switches: Check that all furnace and emergency switches are on.
  • Reset Button: Press the RESET button on your furnace—ONCE ONLY.

If you’ve performed all the above steps and still don’t have heat, call your local heating experts at Eshenaurs right away for assistance.

Tips to Prevent Heat-Loss, Fuel Runouts, and Heating Equipment Breakdowns

Know When to Order Fuel

Do you know when the best time to place a fuel order is? If you use heating oil, you should order more when your tank gauge reads no less than ¼ full; if you use propane, order when your tank is no less than 30% full. That gives us time to bring you the fuel you need while helping to avoid a no-heat situation.

Use Propane? Add a Tank Monitor

We highly recommend tank monitors to our propane delivery customers. A tank monitor is a small device that sits on your tank and transmits your remaining fuel level to your smartphone or any other Internet-capable device (like a computer or tablet). You can even set customized tank level alerts.

Sign Up for Automatic Delivery

If you’d rather take the hassle out of your heating and don’t want to call each time you need oil or propane, sign up for our automatic delivery program. With this service, our advanced system keeps track of your heating oil or propane usage for you, delivering fuel to your home automatically when you need it. It’s that simple!

Don’t Skip Your Annual Heating System Tune-Up Service

The best time of year to have this maintenance performed on your oil- or propane-fired equipment is each fall—right before your equipment works its hardest. If there are any issues with your heating system at the time of your maintenance visit, you’ll have time to correct them. But if you haven’t had a tune-up for this heating season, it’s not too late! Schedule this service today by reaching out to us.

Consider an Upgrade

If your heating equipment has seen better days, it may be time for an upgrade. Whether you choose to replace your complete system with a newer, high-efficiency model or to correct parts-related issues found at the time of your tune-up, don’t risk operating old, inefficient, and potentially unsafe equipment for another winter. You can learn more about Eshenaur’s professional heating installations on our website.

Choose a Full-Service HVAC Provider

Take preventative measures that can save you a fortune but won’t cost you one, like trusting a full-service HVAC provider with your total home comfort. Unlike discount heating oil providers, Eshenaurs has the expertise it takes to care for your heating system to ensure it is operating efficiently year after year. There’s no need to settle for the bare minimum when you can get more value for your money by selecting Eshenaurs as your full-service fuel and HVAC service provider. Plus, we offer 24/7 emergency service should you ever need it!

Enroll in a Maintenance Plan

While the act of enrolling in a maintenance plan alone won’t help you prevent a heat-out emergency, the services included—like your annual tune-up and discounts on system repairs—will. The better you take care of your heating equipment, the better it will be at keeping your home warm safely and without interruption.

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Reduce Your Risk of a Heat-Out Emergency with Eshenaurs

At Eshenaurs, our team of experts is proud to offer annual heating system tune-ups, safety checks, and maintenance plans. We also provide convenient, reliable services such as automatic fuel delivery and tank monitoring to our friends and neighbors in Central PA. Our highly trained and qualified HVAC technicians will be more than happy to help your heating equipment run smoothly all winter long, and our delivery drivers can’t wait to bring you the fuel you need. Reach out to us today to become a customer, or request service right now!