Homeowner’s Maintenance Guide to Oil Furnace Repair Starts with COHC
Homeowners should contact a professional before attempting to resolve any oil furnace problem. Here are a few examples of steps we take to maintain your system and extend its longevity:
- Check the chimney for smoke: during the heating season, if you see black smoke emitting from the chimney the furnace is probably not burning the oil completely
- Clean the blower: perform this task at the beginning of the heating season and then midway through the season to ensure an efficient system
- Soot cleaning: remove and clean soot from the stack control midway through the heating season
- Lubricate grease or oil fittings: lubricate the fittings halfway through the heating season. Use a cup of grease or 10-weight non-detergent motor oil (don’t use all-purpose oil)
- Thermostat cleaning: before each heating season clean the thermostat
Home and business owners in Bend, Redmond, Madras, Prineville, Sisters and Sunriver can turn to CO Heating for their oil furnace repair. Call Central Oregon Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, Inc. at 541-516-6316. Whether you have a Carrier, LG, RUUD, Bryant, Coleman, Rheem, Lennox, or Trane we fix them all!
Oil Furnace Repair: Troubleshooting Problems
Call an oil furnace repair technician before you try troubleshooting your furnace. To determine if there is a quick and simple fix we may ask you to perform some checks. Some common issues include:
- Furnace won’t turn on: ensure the system has power, switch is “on,” motor hasn’t overloaded, has fuel and there is no fuel line blockage
- Burner won’t fire: check fuel levels and determine if there is ignition spark
- Heat supply is weak: first check to see if the thermostat is set too low. Then check the air filter to determine if it’s dirty, or if the blower or registers are blocked, clogged or closed
- Furnace constantly turns on and off: typical culprits include a dirty air filter or oil filter. Sometimes the motor or blower needs lubrication, or the blower is clogged
- Noisy: perhaps the access panels are just loose or the motor/blower needs lubrication. Other reasons could be the belt sticking from being worn or damaged. It could also be that the burner is dirty and making a noise.
Don’t wait until your heating system is broken. Central Oregon Heating, Cooling & Plumbing has been performing routine inspections and evaluations since 1993. We apply our experience and skill to recommend the best way to approach heating system repair for the most efficient system.
The temperature has dropped and your oil furnace is not working call Central Oregon Heating Cooling & Plumbing at 541-516-6316!
Central Oregon Heating also offers Maintenance Agreements so you do not have to worry about whether or not your natural gas, electric or oil furnace will start when the temperatures drop.
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