Expert Oil Furnace Repair in Albany

Furnace won’t start? Reset button keeps tripping? If your fuel oil furnace is leaving you annoyed and cold in Albany, the Experts at Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can help.

Sometimes, you can repair issues with your oil-burning furnace on your own. There are a few things you can try before contacting us for heating repair.

Common Oil Heating System Problems

  • Furnace won’t start. The thermostat setting may be too low. Check that it’s on “auto” and “heat.”
  • Reset button keeps tripping. This safety feature turns off your furnace when it spots an issue. Make sure there’s fuel in the oil tank, the valves are open and the chimney is free of blockages. Once you’ve checked those areas, only press the reset button once. Pressing it too many times could cause fuel oil to accumulate and cause a fire once the furnace begins heating.
  • Inadequate heat. The oil or air filters could be clogged and need to be cleaned or replaced.
  • Excess noise. If you hear clattering, tighten access panels. Squealing means there’s problems with the belt or blower motor. If these components have oiling ports, put a little bit of electric motor oil on them after shutting down your furnace.

Other times, you’ll need one of our professional service technicians. Call Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning for oil furnace repair service when:

  • Using the reset button doesn’t start the furnace, even when there’s fuel in the tank and valves are open
  • You hear knocking sounds, which likely indicates there’s air in the fuel lines
  • Oil lines are leaking
  • Soot can be observed in the burner chamber
  • Burner runs but does not fire
  • Other troubleshooting tips don’t fix the problem

100% Satisfaction Guarantee* Backs Our Repairs

Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning can find the problem when your oil furnace won’t heat.

Our specialists have passed thorough testing to earn the most prestigious HVAC standard, NATE certification. They are ready to take care of most any heating repair. And all our repairs are backed by a one-year 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.*

Periodic maintenance can help you avoid furnace breakdowns. Once we get your furnace operating, Roland J. Down Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning technicians can recommend a membership plan that could reduce expensive repairs and make your furnace heat more efficiently. A more efficient furnace could help you save money on energy bills.


Our Health and Safety Commitment
At Service Experts, our top priority is always the health and safety of our customers and team. We are following all COVID-19 (Coronavirus) public safety guidelines and adjusting our business practices as needed to ensure customer and employee wellbeing. As a precautionary measure, anyone working on behalf of Service Experts – including our technicians – is being asked to stay home for the recommended 14 day quarantine period if they are returning from out-of-country, have been exposed to a presumptive or confirmed case, or are feeling unwell. We are providing our technicians and other field employees with additional health and safety guidance to assist in keeping our customers and employees safe. Please be prepared to answer brief health and safety questions with our representative. We will continue to monitor the situation and will adjust our business practices as required. We recognize that this may be a particularly stressful time and want you to know that, we are committed to serving you and making your experience as easy as possible.