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

February 23, 2017

We are making our way through the last several weeks of winter but we still are relying on our furnaces, especially during cool nights. There’s not a lot that is worse than turning in at night and realizing your furnace won’t start up. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a couple things you can check yourself before calling Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters every 30 days. If you fail to do so, they can end up clogged, restricting air flow and causing your furnace to malfunction.

Check Your Thermostat

Start by turning the thermostat up a few degrees to 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 ridiculous, but confirm the power switch next to the heating equipment is “On.” Even gas heating systems use electricity so verify the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch wasn’t accidently flipped to the “Off” position.

If you check all these things and your furnace will still not start up, give Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air a call at 210-404-4233 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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