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 cool nights. There’s not a lot that is worse than laying down at night just to realize your furnace won’t kick on. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some things you can check yourself prior to calling Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check Air Filters

You should change 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

Try turning the temperature up a few degrees to get the furnace to kick on. If the actual room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t run. Also, verify the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem silly, but make sure the power switch next to the furnace is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses 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 start up, give Comfortech Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-852-3105 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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