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

February 23, 2017

We are getting through the last several weeks of winter but we still need our furnaces, especially during cold nights. There’s not a lot that is worse than turning in at night just to find out your furnace won’t turn on. If this happens to you, here are some things you can check yourself before calling Bob Brown Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should change standard air filters monthly. If you do not, they can become 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 current room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the heating system won’t turn on. Also, confirm the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem silly, but make sure 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 furnace 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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