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 need our furnaces, especially during cold nights. Not much is worse than turning in at night and realizing your furnace won’t start up. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a few things you can check yourself prior to calling Peitz Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should swap out standard air filters each month. If you fail to do so, they can get clogged, obstructing air flow and resulting in a furnace malfunction.

Check Your Thermostat

Start by turning the thermostat up a few degrees to get the furnace to turn on. If the true room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t run. Also, confirm the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem ridiculous, but verify the power switch next to the heating system is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses electricity so make sure 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 heating system will still not turn on, give Peitz Service Experts a call at 605-223-0307 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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