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

February 23, 2017

We are making our way through the last few weeks of winter but we still have to have our furnaces, especially during frigid nights. There’s not a lot that is worse than turning in 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 calling Stark Services.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters each month. If you do not, 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 actual room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t kick on. Also, confirm the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem obvious, but confirm the power switch next to the heating equipment is “On.” Even gas heating systems use electricity so confirm the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch was not accidently flipped to the “Off” position.

If you check all these things and your heating equipment will still not turn on, give Stark Services a call at 817-668-6689 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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