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

February 23, 2017

We are getting through the last of the weeks of winter but we still are relying on our furnaces, especially during cool nights. Nothing is worse than laying down at night just to find out your furnace won’t kick on. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are a few things you can check yourself before your call D.A. Bennett Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters monthly. If you fail to do so, they can end up 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 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 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 moved to the “Off” position.

If you check all these things and your furnace will still not kick on, give D.A. Bennett Service Experts a call at 518-205-3324 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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