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 cold nights. Nothing is worse than going to bed at night and realizing your furnace won’t kick on. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are some things you can check yourself before your call Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check Air Filters

You should change standard air filters each month. If you do not, they can end up clogged, restricting air flow and resulting in a furnace 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 heating system won’t turn on. Also, verify 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 systems use electricity so confirm the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch has not been accidently flipped to the “Off” position.

If you check all these things and your heating equipment will still not kick on, give Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 301-476-4577 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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