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 need our furnaces, especially during frigid nights. Not much is worse than laying down at night and realizing your furnace won’t turn on. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some things you can check yourself before calling Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters each month. If you don’t, they can end up clogged, blocking air flow and resulting in your furnace malfunctioning.

Check Your Thermostat

Start by turning the thermostat up a few degrees to get the furnace to turn on. If the true room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t kick on. Also, verify 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 confirm 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 start up, give Finch Air Conditioning & Heating Inc a call at 281-407-9478 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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