If you have trouble getting heat this winter, follow this checklist. After each step, listen to hear if the burner goes on.

  1. Check the heating system switches to make sure they are on. They’re red. One is probably located in a closet or stairwell. The other is probably near the heating unit.
  2. Check the oil tank. Is it empty or below 1/8 full?
  3. Check the thermostat. Is it set above room temperature, or to “heat”?
  4. Check the unit’s fuses or circuit breaker.
  5. Press the reset button on the burner relay once only. If you don’t know where it’s located, call us.
  6. If the unit comes on and stays on, great. If it kicks on for about 90 seconds and then quits, or if it doesn’t start at all, call us.