We've all been in this situation at least one time in our lives. You turn the shower knob to "on," push aside the curtain, step inside, and then find yourself being showered with cold water.

After your step out, grab a towel and chatter your teeth for a few seconds, the next thing you do is open the door and yell "There's no hot water!" For a lot of people, having to take a cold shower in both the summer and the winter is dreadful. The fact of the matter is, a cold shower or bath is not the most pleasant, and no one wants to be without warm running water any time of the year.

So, as soon as you are done venting about the issue, the next thing you need to do is discover what caused the problem. If you were to ask us, the majority of people who have this problem have an issue with their furnace (which is the mechanism that makes the water hot).

Some reasons why your furnace may not be working are:

  • The power source has been cut off
  • There is not enough fuel
  • There is a problem with the unit's blower

How can you ensure that your furnace keeps running?

Like all other appliances in your home, your furnace and heating system needs regular maintenance. Plus, as a furnace repair company in Bucks County, we cannot stress enough the importance of making sure you monitor this appliance! Certain problems and issues can certainly be avoided just by making sure your oil deliveries are being made, all the wiring is sufficient, and that your furnace stays clean.

Should you check the furnace on your own?

Unless you know the ins and outs of cleaning a furnace, we highly suggest that you call a company like us to come out and evaluate your unit. Calling a professional will ensure that you do not cause damages or any additional problems if there are any in the first place. Therefore, just survey it for anything unusual. Also, as we mentioned previously, make sure oil is being delivered.

In the end, the best thing you can do to keep your furnace running is to be aware of its age, and how often you use it. If you do choose not to care for it—it will not take care of you when you desperately need a hot shower one day!