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 are relying on our furnaces, especially during cold nights. There’s not a lot that is worse than turning in at night just to find out your furnace won’t start up. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are a few things you can check yourself prior to calling Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing.

Check Air Filters

You should swap out standard air filters every 30 days. If you don’t, they can get clogged, restricting air flow and causing your furnace to malfunction.

Check Your Thermostat

See if turning the temperature up a few degrees will get the furnace to turn on. If the actual room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the heating system won’t turn on. Also, verify the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem ridiculous, but make sure the power switch next to the furnace is “On.” Even gas heating systems use 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 equipment will still not turn on, give Neal Harris Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing a call at 816-787-0500 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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