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 need our furnaces, especially during cold nights. There’s not a lot that is worse than going to bed at night just to find out your furnace won’t turn on. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some things you can check yourself before calling Bob Brown Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters every 30 days. If you do not, they can end up clogged, blocking air flow and resulting in a furnace malfunction.

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, confirm 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 heating equipment uses electricity so confirm the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch wasn’t accidently flipped to the “Off” position.

If you review all these things and your heating system will still not start up, give Bob Brown Service Experts a call at 623-243-4517 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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