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

February 23, 2017

We are getting through the last few weeks of winter but we still have to have our furnaces, especially during frigid nights. Not much is worse than turning in at night just to realize your furnace won’t turn on. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are a few things you can check yourself before calling Parker Pearce Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should change standard air filters each month. If you do not, they can become clogged, obstructing air flow and resulting in a furnace 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, verify the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem obvious, but confirm the power switch next to the heating system is “On.” Even gas furnaces use 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 review all these things and your heating equipment will still not kick on, give Parker Pearce Service Experts a call at 301-476-4577 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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