No Heat? No Problem! Call a Bioheat Fuel Dealer!

There is nothing worse than facing a New York winter without any heat. Luckily, many Bioheat® Fuel dealers throughout New York City offer a high level of service for their customers.

While having the backup of a Bioheat Fuel dealer helps get the heat back on, you can also help prevent the equipment from breaking down in the first place!

Here are a few things you can do to help avoid mid-winter breakdowns of your home heating system:

  • Enroll in a comprehensive service plan that often includes annual tune-ups, access to the aforementioned emergency service, priority service and more
  • Replace filters at least once a month to allow proper airflow through your equipment and your home
  • Keep your tank full as to reduce the risk of any sediment buildup getting inside your equipment and causing problems down the line
  • Don’t ignore the signs! If you notice anything off about your heating system, such as cool air instead of warm, strange noises or smells, or excessive soot on or around the equipment, call your Bioheat fuel dealer immediately!

Give your equipment a test run, too, before the heating season arrives. Follow these steps to test your heating equipment:

  • Turn up the heat at least five degrees higher than the current room temperature. If it’s a clock thermostat, make sure the timer is set correctly or place it in “manual” mode. A working heating system will spring into action in a minute or two, letting you know you’re ready to take on the winter! If it doesn’t turn on…
  • Check your switches! Make sure the emergency switch and all other switches on the heating unit are on.
  • Check for any blown fuses or tripped breakers. If necessary, replace any blown fuses or reset your circuit breaker.
  • Check the oil. Check your tank gauge to see if there’s enough oil in the tank.
  • Push the “Reset” button ONE TIME ONLY. If none of the above applies, find the reset button, which is usually located next to the burner. Do not press the reset button a second time under any circumstances.

Looking for more tips? Your local Bioheat fuel dealer is always there for you! Contact your local dealer today and ask about the many ways they can help keep your equipment running efficiently.