The furnace door was not locked

I had one of the silliest troubles with my oil furnace recently, but i had a couple Heating & A/C specialists come over for some routine service.

It’s September, which is usually when I schedule all of the cleaning & service necessary to ensure that my oil furnace is ready for the Wintertide time.

Neither of these Heating & A/C specialists had familiar faces despite the fact that I’ve been doing corporation with this supplier for nearly several years. I shrugged off not knowing them considering that the supplier had treated me well all this time. Initially, as far as I knew they had done their job well. I had little reason to expect otherwise. I did not have opportunity to use the oil furnace until about a week later when the two of us had our first evening of the season to dip below 50 degrees. I went to the thermostat certainly expecting the oil furnace to work & it did not. There was no response whatsoever; the oil furnace simply would not turn on… Exacerbated, I had to make a service call the following day. I was pretty perturbed that my oil furnace was not working at all, even after all that service! Then I discovered the truth. It turns out there is a safety switch on the oil furnace door that prevents both the fan & the burner from coming on when the access panel of the oil furnace is removed. The access panel was loose & thus the oil furnace was not turning on! What a silly mistake on those Heating & A/C specialists’ part! Because of it being an error on the supplier’s part, I was not charged for the visit.

 

 

The furnace door was not locked