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

February 23, 2017

We are making our way through the last of the weeks of winter but we still need our furnaces, especially during frigid nights. Nothing is worse than going to bed at night and realizing your furnace won’t turn on. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a couple things you can check yourself before your call Church Services.

Check Air Filters

You should change standard air filters every 30 days. If you do not, they can become clogged, obstructing 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 kick on. 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 equipment is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses electricity so confirm 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 furnace will still not turn on, give Church Services a call at 713-396-3760 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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