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 turn on. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are a couple things you can check yourself prior to calling Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters every 30 days. If you don’t, they can get clogged, blocking air flow and resulting in your furnace malfunctioning.

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 heating system won’t turn on. 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 furnace is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses electricity so verify the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch has not been accidently switched to the “Off” position.

If you review all these things and your furnace will still not start up, give Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 260-557-1275 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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