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 frigid nights. Nothing is worse than turning in at night and realizing your furnace won’t start up. If you find yourself in this situation, 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 every 30 days. If you don’t, they can get clogged, restricting air flow and causing your furnace to malfunction.

Check Your Thermostat

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

Check the Power

It may seem obvious, but make sure the power switch next to the furnace is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses electricity so verify the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch wasn’t accidently switched to the “Off” position.

If you check all these things and your furnace will still not kick 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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