What to Do If You Lose Heat in NJ

The holiday season is in full swing here in Greater Maplewood, NJ, and so is cold weather! With freezing temperatures at play, we at Woolley Home Solutions know that losing heat can spell disaster for homeowners in NJ. 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. Try out the tips below to save yourself an HVAC service visit.

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If Your New Jersey 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 in NJ

  • Fuel Tank: Check the gauge to see if you need an emergency heating oil delivery, and if you do, contact us right away at (973) 762-7400.
  • 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, contact us right away for assistance at (973) 762-7400.

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

  • Check Your Tank Regularly: It’s important that you check the level of your oil tank regularly to help you know when it’s time to order fuel from Woolley. A good rule of thumb is to order heating oil before your tank gauge reaches ¼ full. Current Woolley customers can easily request a fuel delivery through our customer portal or by calling our office.
  • Keep Special Circumstances in Mind: It’s important to consider any irregularities in your fuel usage when trying to prevent a no-heat emergency. If you have guests staying at your home, you’re using more hot water, or if we go through an extreme cold spell here in New Jersey, you may use more fuel than normal.
  • Maintain Your Heating Equipment: To help prevent heating equipment breakdowns, we recommend having your heating system serviced by our expert technicians with regularity. Been a while since your last tune-up? Contact us online to schedule service
  • Choose a Reliable Fuel Company: You can rest easy knowing that Woolley’s fuel deliveries are dependable and fast. We’re happy to offer automatic fuel delivery so that you can enjoy total peace of mind and convenience. Our team will monitor your fuel levels and schedule your fuel deliveries when your tank is due for a refill.

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Reduce Your Risk of a Heat-Out Emergency with Woolley

Woolley Home Solutions proudly offers reliable heating oil deliveries to our friends and neighbors in New Jersey. To help avoid running out of fuel and experiencing a no-heat emergency, we recommend that you order your fuel right on our website! Remember to place your heating oil order before your tank reaches ¼ full. We can’t wait to serve you!