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 cold nights. There’s not a lot that is worse than going to bed at night just to realize your furnace won’t turn on. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are some things you can check yourself before your call Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters monthly. If you fail to do so, they can end up clogged, obstructing air flow and causing your furnace to malfunction.

Check Your Thermostat

See if turning the temperature up a few degrees will get the furnace to turn on. If the actual room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the heating system won’t turn on. Also, make sure the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem ridiculous, but make sure the power switch next to the furnace is “On.” Even gas heating systems use electricity so make sure the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch was not accidently moved to the “Off” position.

If you inspect all these things and your heating system will still not turn on, give Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 843-410-6103 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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