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Does Your Heater Need A Repair Or A Tune-Up?

heating service new jerseyWhen you set up an appointment for heating oil equipment service now, you can usually have your pick of appointment times. Your local New Jersey heating oil service provider will have more openings, and will not be backed up dealing with heating emergencies. When the fall chill hits, however, the situation changes and it will be much harder to get a preferred time locked in because of heavy demand.

Think of getting your heating tune-up done in the summertime just like going shopping for holiday gifts in July. No crowds, no stress and you get exactly what you want.

Regular heating equipment maintenance is a vital money-saving investment for heating oil systems– not just because it can keep your equipment running safely and at peak efficiency, but also because four out of five heating system breakdowns are preventable if you follow the manufacturer’s maintenance recommendations.

A tune-up also allows certified heating oil technicians to identify minor issues before they become big problems (worn parts, a burner that needs adjustment, etc.) 

If you noticed any problems with your system last winter, please take care of it before you need to turn on your oil boiler or oil furnace again. These problems are most likely “red flags” alerting you to the need for professional service. Here are a few examples of some common problems.

Heating Equipment Warning Smells

  • Oil odors. If your heating oil system is working properly, you should never smell fuel oil. An oil smell could be caused by a leak, burner troubles, a heat exchanger failure, or exhaust system problems. You should schedule service as soon as possible to correct this situation.
  • Smoky odors when your burner is operating. If a fireplace or exhaust fan is running at the same time as your oil burner, this can result in a smoky odor because a backdraft is pulling flue gases through the exhaust system and into the home. If you actually see smoke coming from your heating system, shut it down immediately and call your heating oil service provider.
  • Unusual Noises Coming From Your Heating System

    Here are a few sounds and the possible cause. Note: a correct diagnosis can only be made with an onsite visit by a heating oil service technician.

    New Jersey Heating Oil Rebates

    A heating system inspection sometimes results in your technician recommending a replacement system because it’s a better option than spending a lot to repair an outdated system. When you replace your old heating oil system with a new one, you may be eligible for two different waves of New Jersey rebates. These rebates could save you as much as $1,400 on qualifying high-efficiency systems.

    Not only will you be adding value to your New Jersey home when you upgrade your system, but you could also be cutting your annual heating costs by 20% or more. And think of all the money you will be able to add to your pocket when you get your rebate checks!

    Read more about New Jersey heating oil rebates.