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

February 23, 2017

We are trudging 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 going to bed at night and realizing your furnace won’t turn on. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some things you can check yourself prior to calling Fras-Air/General Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should swap out standard air filters each month. If you fail to do so, they can get clogged, restricting air flow and resulting in a furnace malfunction.

Check Your Thermostat

Start by turning the thermostat up a few degrees to get the furnace to turn on. If the current 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 furnace is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses electricity so make sure the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch was not accidently moved to the “Off” position.

If you check all these things and your furnace will still not turn on, give Fras-Air/General Service Experts a call at 908-448-2154 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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