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

We are making our way through the last of the 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 and realizing your furnace won’t start up. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are a few things you can check yourself before your call Stevenson Service Experts. 

Check Air Filters 

You should replace standard air filters each month. If you do not, they can get clogged, restricting air flow and causing your furnace to malfunction. 

Check Your Thermostat 

See if turning the temperature up a few degrees will get the furnace to turn 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 verify the power switch next to the heating equipment is “On.” Even gas furnaces use electricity so make sure the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch was not accidently switched to the “Off” position. 

If you check all these things and your heating equipment will still not turn on, give Stevenson Service Experts a call at 614-334-3192 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible. 

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