7 signs you should call us before the Oxford winter chill!

- 9:00 am - November 15th, 2023

Oxford’s cold temperatures can test even the most finely tuned heating systems, so it’s crucial your equipment is running smoothly this winter.

Have you noticed anything unusual with your heating equipment? If so, it might be a sign your system needs to be serviced by a professional.

We’ve compiled a list of signs you need to be aware of so you can stay warm all winter long.

Here are 7 signs you should call us for professional service

Before and during the winter months, it’s important to pay attention to your heating system to avoid low or no heating issues. Be prepared by keeping an eye out for any of the following signs:

1. Higher energy bills

Did your fuel use spike? In the winter, your fuel use is naturally going to be higher than in the summer. But if your bills were higher than what you were expecting or you needed more frequent deliveries, there may be an issue with your heating equipment. Often the performance of heating systems is affected by age or faulty parts, which lowers performance, resulting in using more heating oil, propane or natural gas to keep up. Compare your energy bills to the previous month and year — if you are using a lot more fuel, you may need to have one of our expert technicians inspect your system.

2. No heat or hot water

If you turned on your faucet but there’s no hot water, or your heating is only producing cold air, you have a winter emergency. Call us for 24-hour service at (610) 932-4104, day or night, for our team to restore your heat and keep you warm.

3. Strange noises

A properly maintained heating system should have a low hum. But if you hear any unusual noises coming from your boiler or furnace, there could be an issue that needs to be repaired quickly by one of our licensed and certified service technicians so that you don’t end up with a no-heat emergency.

4. Inconsistent temperatures

Dealing with uneven temperatures in the winter can be frustrating. You might experience this because of a dirty filter, or poor airflow. Try changing your air filter or checking your vents for any blockages, or vents that aren’t open. If that doesn’t fix the problem, call us to have one of our service technicians check for issues.

5. Visible damage

Heating equipment is built to withstand normal wear and tear over its lifespan, but if you notice visible damage such as rust, leaks, dust or general deterioration on the exterior of your storage tank, boiler or furnace, it’s a sign you should have your system inspected by an expert.

6. Frequent cycling on and off

When your system is short cycling, don’t ignore it. This may be caused by your system being too small or too large. An improperly sized system for your home or business can result in your thermostat kicking on and off, wasting a lot of energy and putting more wear and tear on your equipment. Our technicians can inspect your system and make appropriate adjustments so that it operates more smoothly.

7. Smoke or soot from the equipment

Is your heating system producing smoke or soot? This is a serious sign your equipment needs to be inspected immediately. Contact us to have our service experts review your equipment for issues.

Have you noticed any of these signs? If so, you should work with a professional heating service company to fix these issues. Alger Oil & Propane can help!

Get the heating service help you need with a reputable company in Oxford

Since 1952 our seasoned and factory experts have helped local residents and business owners in the Oxford community and surrounding areas service their heating systems.

If you experience any of these signs please call our Oxford location today at (844) 932- 4104, or reach out to us via our Contact Us page to schedule a heating service appointment. If this is a no-heat emergency, please call our phone number for 24/7 service.