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

February 23, 2017

We are trudging through the last few weeks of winter but we still have to have our furnaces, especially during cold nights. Nothing is worse than laying down at night just to realize 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 Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check Air Filters

You should swap out standard air filters each month. If you don’t, 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 wasn’t accidently switched to the “Off” position.

If you inspect all these things and your heating system will still not start up, give Peachtree Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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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