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

February 23, 2017

We are getting through the last of the weeks of winter but we still are relying on our furnaces, especially during cold nights. There’s not a lot that is worse than turning in at night just to find out your furnace won’t turn on. If this happens to you, here are a few things you can check yourself prior to calling Strogen's Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should swap out standard air filters monthly. If you don’t, 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 ridiculous, but verify 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 has not been accidently flipped to the “Off” position.

If you inspect all these things and your heating system will still not turn on, give Strogen's Service Experts a call at 603-923-4570 and we’ll come out and get you heating again as soon as possible.

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