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 frigid 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 you find yourself in this situation, here are a few things you can check yourself before your call Stevenson Service Experts. 

Check Air Filters 

You should change standard air filters monthly. 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 current room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t kick on. Also, make sure the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.” 

Check the Power 

It may seem silly, but confirm the power switch next to the heating equipment is “On.” Even gas furnaces 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 inspect all these things and your furnace will still not kick 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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