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

February 23, 2017

We are getting through the last of the weeks of winter but we still need our furnaces, especially during cold nights. Not much is worse than laying down at night just to find out your furnace won’t kick on. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are a couple things you can check yourself prior to calling Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check Air Filters

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

Check Your Thermostat

See if turning the temperature up a few degrees will get the furnace to turn on. If the true room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t run. Also, verify the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem silly, but confirm the power switch next to the furnace is “On.” Even gas furnaces use electricity so make sure the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch has not been accidently switched to the “Off” position.

If you review all these things and your heating equipment will still not turn on, 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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