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 turning in at night and realizing your furnace won’t start up. If this happens to you, here are a couple things you can check yourself before calling Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check Air Filters

You should swap out standard air filters monthly. If you fail to do so, they can get clogged, obstructing air flow and causing your furnace to malfunction.

Check Your Thermostat

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

Check the Power

It may seem silly, but confirm the power switch next to the heating system is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses electricity so verify the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch was not accidently switched to the “Off” position.

If you check all these things and your heating system will still not turn on, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 925-364-5427 and we’ll come out and get you heating again as soon as possible.

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