Help! My Massachusetts Oil Furnace or Boiler Isn’t Working

Is your oil-fired furnace or boiler not working correctly in Massachusetts? In the middle of winter, the last thing you want to worry about is unexpectedly losing heat in your home. If you do experience a heat loss this winter, don’t panic: see if you can correct the issue quickly and safely with this checklist. If all else fails, don’t hesitate to contact the energy experts at Surner Heating!

No-Heat Oil Checklist for Greater Amherst, Massachusetts Homeowners

The steps listed below should be your go-to list for a no-heat emergency situation. Bookmark this page so you have easy access to these quick furnace or boiler troubleshooting tips:

  • Fuel Tank: Check the gauge to see if you need oil or propane, and if you do, order online.
  • Thermostat: Make sure your setting is on HEAT and that the cooling function is not on.
  • Emergency Switches: Check that all furnace and emergency switches are turned on.
  • Reset Button: Press the RESET button on your heating system (do this only one time).

If you’ve performed all of the above steps and you still don’t have heat, give us a call right away for emergency heating assistance. To reduce your stress and increase the safety of your home, avoid the risk of heat loss due to fuel run-outs and heating equipment failure. Take a look at the preventative tips below!

Avoid Future No-Heat Emergencies

Automatic Fuel Delivery: If you’re used to calling in and placing an order each time you need an oil or propane delivery, contact us to switch to an automatic delivery schedule. With this service, we’ll track your oil or propane usage for you, delivering fuel whenever you need it.

Furnace or Boiler Upgrade: If your heating equipment has seen better days, request a high-efficiency upgrade. Replace your system with a newer, high-efficiency model instead of operating old, inefficient, potentially unsafe equipment.

Annual Efficiency Tune-Up: The best time of year to have this maintenance performed is spring or fall, to prepare or clean up your equipment around the time of year it works the hardest. Haven’t had an annual tune-up for this heating season? Schedule this service today!

Heating Service Plan: While the act of enrolling in a service plan alone won’t help you prevent a no-heat emergency, the heating services included—such as annual tune-up and discounts on HVAC repairs—will. And if you do happen to find yourself in a no-heat situation, you’re covered with 24-hour emergency service.

Need assistance? Contact Surner Heating today.