Here's What to Do When Your Furnace Won't Ignite

February 23, 2017

We are getting through the last several weeks of winter but we still are relying on our furnaces, especially during cool nights. Nothing is worse than laying down at night just to realize your furnace won’t start up. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are a few things you can check yourself prior to calling Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check Air Filters

You should change standard air filters every 30 days. If you fail to do so, they can get clogged, obstructing air flow and resulting in your furnace malfunctioning.

Check Your Thermostat

Start by turning the thermostat up a few degrees to get the furnace to turn on. If the actual room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t kick on. Also, make sure the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem ridiculous, but confirm the power switch next to the furnace is “On.” Even gas heating systems use electricity so verify the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch wasn’t accidently moved to the “Off” position.

If you review all these things and your heating system will still not start up, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 239-908-6991 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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