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What Should You Do if Your Heating System

Stops Working?

When you wake up or walk in to no heat at home or your business, your first priority is to get your heating system back on. A wide range of problems leave property's with no heat some are serious and require professional help, but others are relatively minor. Minor problems are often solved with a bit of troubleshooting.


What do you do?


Do you call your heating company, or is there something you should try first?

The SB Building Solutions "No Heat Checklist" below shows you exactly where to check and what to do if you have no heat. Try these heating system troubleshooting steps first, then if your heat does not come back on, give us a call. Our heating technicians are available around the clock to tend to your heating emergencies, keeping your property cozy throughout the winter season.

  • Check Your Thermostat

The thermostat is the control that communicates with your heating equipment and tells it when to provide heat. Often, no heat in the is a result of thermostat issues, whether they be true malfunctions or errors in settings. Whenever you notice no heat, check your thermostat first for troubleshooting.

  • Close Access Panels

Furnaces and Boilers are enclosed in a metal cabinet which holds its components. The cabinet has access doors so a technician is able to access the system’s interior. In some models, these access doors must be firmly shut or else the system does not run. Check your indoor heating equipment’s exterior and make sure its panels are secure and that none have fallen off or have come loose. If there are loose or removed panels, replace them and see if the system is now able to start.

  • Check Electrical and Switches

Your heating equipment needs electricity to operate or else no heat is produced. You need to verify the system has power, at both the electrical panel of the home and the systems’ on/off switches.

  • Verify Open Airflow

Furnace and Boiler heating systems need plenty of airflow to work properly. When airflow is blocked, potential overheating is a cause of no heat, because the system’s safety controls shut it down. Check your heating system for airflow blockages when they have no heat. Check all air filters and vents.

  • Check Fuel Supply

If you have a furnace or boiler uses natural gas, heating oil, or liquid propane, you must have adequate fuel on hand or else you receive no heat. Check your heating systems fuel supply.

  • Inspect Boiler Condensate Pipes

A hot water boiler’s condensate pipe is also prone to freezing in the winter. When ice forms from the condensation that exits the system, condensation backs up and the system shuts down, which leaves you with no heat. Ice must be cleared away so your boiler runs properly.

Still Have No Heat? Call SB Building Solutions

If you still have no heat after you work through the No Heat Checklist, give us a call. Our certified technicians perform quick and reliable heating repairs for all types, makes, and models of heating systems. Emergency service is available so you are never left in the cold. 



Furnace or Boiler Repair Services


Heating your home or business is an important part of your daily comfort in your home or business. However, it is inevitable that you will experience malfunctions and issues with your heating system. Heating systems wear out over time, and that’s why regular maintenance is necessary.

If your utility bills are getting higher and higher, or if your heating system can’t keep you warm and comfortable on colder days, then maybe your furnace or boiler isn’t operating efficiently anymore. Getting a heating tune-up at least once a year is a great idea especially if your system is on the older side


You can increase the life of your heating system by having regular maintenance & inspections performed that included the disassembly, cleaning, and reassembly of the burner section of your heating system. A clean system will last longer and break down less. Not to mention clean heating system will use less energy to heat your property, resulting in a lower monthly energy bill. If your heating system suffered a malfunction that was overlooked or not repaired it could cause the need for a more costly major repair not far down the road.

SB Building Solutions can help keeping you warm! Our team will look at your furnace or boiler to determine what necessary steps are needed improve or extend the life of your heating system.

Furnace or Boiler Installation Services

If your heating system was installed over twenty years ago, it may be time to start thinking  about a replacement. Older furnaces and boilers are 10% to 15% less efficient than newer models on the market.


While a new furnace or boiler isn’t cheap, you’ll will save money on your energy bills each month. It’s hard to make it through winter without your heating system fully operational. Even a compromised unit that seems to be working properly, could end up costing you a fortune in utility bills because it must work twice as hard to do half the job of a proper working system.

If you want to have a trouble-free heating season this winter, remember that it starts with a clean heating system and the best place to go for that is SB Building Solutions, your trusted heating and cooling company! Call us today for a free estimate on the services you need.


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