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

We are making our way through the last several weeks of winter but we still need our furnaces, especially during frigid nights. Not much is worse than turning in at night just to realize your furnace won’t kick on. If this happens to you, here are a couple things you can check yourself before calling Stevenson Service Experts. 

Check Air Filters 

You should swap out standard air filters monthly. If you fail to do so, they can get clogged, blocking air flow and resulting in your furnace malfunctioning. 

Check Your Thermostat 

Try turning the temperature up a few degrees to get the furnace to kick on. If the true 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 ridiculous, but confirm the power switch next to the heating system is “On.” Even gas furnaces use electricity so make sure the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch was not accidently switched to the “Off” position. 

If you review all these things and your heating equipment will still not turn on, give Stevenson Service Experts a call at 614-334-3192 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible. 

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