Fast Oil Burner Repair on Long Island
Oil burners are used to heat up your home. They will provide you warm air along with hot water whenever you need during the cold weather. They are also quite reliable. But many times they just stop working and we have no clue what to do. What do you do in that situation? Call a technician, right? Not so fast, Here are a few important things you need to check before calling a technician.
- Check for damaged filters
This is one of the most common reason for a lot of burner repair issues. And most people ignore the filters of their device which makes them a lot more vulnerable to issues and damages. A filter in oil burner is something that cleans the air that enters and leaves the furnace. If a furnace is dirty or clogged, it results in inefficient airflow and increases the pressure in the furnace. Most of the time, this results in a built up of heat in the furnace.
So, how do you know if there is any issue with your filters? For starters, figure out if there is dirt accumulated in the filter. Second, check if the filter is damaged in any way. You can do this by listening to it after turning on the furnace and listen for any whistling sound. If there is, there is probably an issue with your filter and you’ll need to call a technician.
One thing I always advice is to change your filter every month or every other month and don’t use cheap filters. This will help you avoid any issues in the first place.
- Check the thermostat
This one is probably obvious to most people. Yet, you’d be surprised how many people make the mistake of having the wrong thermostat settings. This is one of the most common problems so it should be one of the first things to check. Make sure that the thermostat of the furnace is set to “heat”. A lot of times, this setting is accidentally moved or changed and you don’t even realize it.
Also, set a temperature that will turn the furnace on. If it does not turn up in a few minutes, turn it up to ninety degrees. This will help you ensure that it does not become unreliable when troubleshooting. A lot of times, even replacing the thermostat can solve your furnace issues. Check if the thermostat needs to be replaced.
- Power issues
This is related to the first step, check for the thermostat’s fan switch. There are usually two modes of the thermostat’s fan switch. The “on” mode and the “auto” mode. It is normally in an auto mode which means it turns on immediately after the furnace is turned on. You can turn it into “on” mode to troubleshoot problems. If it does turn on, you can conclude that there are no issues in this part of the device.
- Check the fuel levels
Finally, the oil burner will probably not work if it does not have sufficient fuel to operate. An oil burner needs enough fuel for the combustion process. Check the fuel level and make sure it has enough fuel for it to run smoothly.