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 have to have our furnaces, especially during frigid nights. There’s not a lot that is worse than turning in at night and realizing your furnace won’t start up. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a few things you can check yourself prior to calling Levy & Son Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should change standard air filters monthly. If you do not, they can get clogged, restricting air flow and resulting in your furnace malfunctioning.

Check Your Thermostat

See if turning the temperature up a few degrees will get the furnace to turn on. If the actual 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 confirm the power switch next to the furnace is “On.” Even gas furnaces use electricity so make sure the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch was not accidently flipped to the “Off” position.

If you review all these things and your heating system will still not kick on, give Levy & Son Service Experts a call at 469-250-0932 and we’ll come out and get you heating again as soon as possible.

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