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

February 23, 2017

We are getting through the last few weeks of winter but we still are relying on our furnaces, especially during cool nights. Nothing is worse than turning in 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 Freschi Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters monthly. If you don’t, they can get clogged, restricting air flow and causing your furnace to malfunction.

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, 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 verify the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch wasn’t accidently switched to the “Off” position.

If you check all these things and your heating system will still not turn on, give Freschi Service Experts a call at 925-384-1303 and we’ll come out and get you heating again as soon as possible.

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