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

February 23, 2017

We are making our way through the last few weeks of winter but we still have to have our furnaces, especially during frigid nights. There’s not a lot that is worse than laying down at night and realizing your furnace won’t turn on. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a couple things you can check yourself before calling Becht/Givens Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should swap out standard air filters monthly. If you don’t, they can become clogged, restricting 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 true room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the heating system won’t turn on. Also, verify 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 heating systems use electricity so verify 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 heating system will still not kick on, give Becht/Givens Service Experts a call at 502-785-8230 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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