Has Your Home Lost Heat? Here’s What You Can Do.

Let’s face it—winters in Connecticut are downright cold, with low temperatures dropping well below freezing on a regular basis. If you find that the heat in your home has unexpectedly stopped working, it’s critical to take immediate action for the safety of your family and your home. If your house is without heat for an extended period of time, your pipes could eventually freeze and burst, causing costly damage.

Luckily, there are some quick and easy actions you can take to attempt to get your heat back on safely.


Check Your Thermostat.

If you have a programmable thermostat, check to see if the batteries have gone dead (and always have backup batteries in your home for a quick replacement). If the batteries are still working or if you have a manual thermostat, make sure that the thermostat switch is on HEAT and set to a temperature higher than the current indoor temperature.


Check Related Switches.

Are your emergency switches, fuses, and circuit breakers all switched to the “on” position?


Check Your Fuel Level.

Could you be out of home heating fuel? Check the gauge on your oil or propane tank. If you’re out of fuel, contact your local energy provider right away.


Press the Reset Button:

Press the RESET button on your furnace ONCE.


By following the above no-heat checklist, you may be able to restore heat to your home without further issue. However, if you’ve tried all of the actions above and your heat still isn’t kicking on, it’s time to call your local energy service provider for professional assistance.

You can count on the professionals at Arbor Energy to get your family through the winter warmly and safely. With our prompt fuel deliveries and our 24-hour emergency service, rest assured we’ll be there for you when you need us. Contact us today!