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

February 23, 2017

We are making our way through the last of the weeks of winter but we still are relying on our furnaces, especially during cool nights. Not much is worse than going to bed at night just to realize your furnace won’t start up. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are a couple things you can check yourself before your call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters monthly. If you don’t, they can get clogged, obstructing 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 actual 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 verify the power switch next to the heating system is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses electricity so make sure the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch has not been accidently flipped to the “Off” position.

If you inspect all these things and your heating equipment will still not turn on, give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 919-578-4329 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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