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. Nothing is worse than turning in at night and realizing your furnace won’t start up. If this happens to you, here are a few things you can check yourself before calling Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters monthly. If you fail to do so, 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 current room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the heating system won’t turn on. Also, make sure the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem ridiculous, but make sure the power switch next to the heating system is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses electricity so make sure the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch was not accidently flipped to the “Off” position.

If you check all these things and your heating system will still not start up, give Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 804-548-4480 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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