What to Do If You Lose Heat on the South Shore

The holiday season is over, which means it’s time for the coldest months of the year on the Massachusetts South Shore. Freezing weather can spell disaster for MA 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 Ken Duval Oil. 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 on the South Shore.

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What to Do If Your MA Home Loses Heat

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 on the South Shore

  • Fuel Tank: Check the gauge to see if you need a heating oil refill, and if you do, give us a call.
  • 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 energy experts at Ken Duval Oil right away for assistance.

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

Order Fuel Before Your Tank Reaches 1/4 Full

If you’re a will-call oil customer, we recommend that you place your fuel order before your tank gauge reads ¼ full. This helps to prevent a no-heat emergency by giving us time to get your heating oil to you before you run out of fuel completely. Additionally, ordering fuel when your tank is ¼ full aids in preventing possible damage to your heating equipment and oil tank.

Switch to Automatic Delivery

Tired of calling in and placing an order or ordering online each time you need an oil delivery? Make the switch to convenient automatic delivery! With this service, our advanced system keeps track of your oil usage for you, delivering fuel to your home automatically when you need it. It’s that easy!

Don’t Skip Your Annual Heating System Tune-Up

The best time of year to have a heating system tune-up performed 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 before winter sets in. Haven’t had a tune-up for this heating season? There’s plenty of cold weather ahead of us. Schedule this important service today with Ken Duval Oil.

Consider an Upgrade

If your heating equipment has seen better days, upgrade the components of your heating system, or install a brand-new one. 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 our professional heating installations right here on our website.

Choose a Full-Service Energy Provider

Take preventative measures that can save you a fortune but won’t cost you one, like trusting a full-service energy provider with your total home comfort. Unlike discount heating oil providers, Ken Duval Oil has the expertise it takes to help ensure your home heating system operates 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 Ken Duval Oil as your full-service fuel and HVAC service provider.

Call Us for Emergency Service

If all else fails and you still find yourself without heat, the team at Ken Duval Oil proudly offers 24/7/365 emergency service. Simply call us at (781) 878-8005 and we’ll be out at your home as soon as possible to get your heat back on. We have you covered, no matter what.

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Reduce Your Risk of a Heat-Out Emergency with Ken Duval Oil

At Ken Duval Oil, we offer annual furnace and boiler efficiency tune-ups, plus maintenance and repairs for your equipment. Our highly trained and qualified HVAC technicians will be more than happy to help your furnace or boiler run smoothly all winter long or install a new heating system if your home is in need of an upgrade. We also provide will-call and automatic oil delivery to our customers on the South Shore. Contact us to book service today!