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

February 23, 2017

We are making our way through the last several weeks of winter but we still need our furnaces, especially during cold nights. Not much is worse than laying down at night and realizing your furnace won’t start up. If this happens to you, here are a few things you can check yourself prior to calling Peachtree Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

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

Check Your Thermostat

See if turning the temperature up a few degrees will get the furnace to turn on. If the true room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t run. Also, verify 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 heating equipment uses electricity so make sure the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch was not accidently switched to the “Off” position.

If you inspect all these things and your furnace will still not start up, give Peachtree Service Experts a call at 678-235-9699 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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