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 have to have our furnaces, especially during cold nights. There’s not a lot that is worse than laying down at night and realizing your furnace won’t turn on. If this happens to you, 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 fail to do so, they can end up 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 obvious, but make sure the power switch next to the heating equipment is “On.” Even gas furnaces 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 turn on, give Becht/Givens Service Experts a call at 502-785-8230 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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