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

February 23, 2017

We are getting 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 laying down at night just to realize your furnace won’t start up. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are a couple things you can check yourself before calling Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters each month. 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 current room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the heating system won’t turn on. Also, confirm the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem ridiculous, but verify the power switch next to the heating system is “On.” Even gas furnaces use electricity so confirm the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch has not been accidently flipped to the “Off” position.

If you check all these things and your furnace will still not turn on, give Chief / Bauer Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 217-689-2469 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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