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 cold 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 your call Stark Services.

Check Air Filters

You should change 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 current room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t kick on. Also, make sure the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem silly, but make sure the power switch next to the heating equipment is “On.” Even gas furnaces use electricity so make sure the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch wasn’t accidently flipped to the “Off” position.

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

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