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

February 23, 2017

We are trudging through the last few weeks of winter but we still have to have our furnaces, especially during frigid nights. Not much is worse than laying down at night and realizing your furnace won’t turn on. If this happens to you, here are a few things you can check yourself before calling Finch Air Conditioning & Heating.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters each month. If you fail to do so, they can become 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 confirm the power switch next to the furnace is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses electricity so confirm the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch wasn’t accidently switched to the “Off” position.

If you check all these things and your furnace will still not start up, give Finch Air Conditioning & Heating a call at 281-407-9478 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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