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 have to have our furnaces, especially during cool nights. There’s not a lot that is worse than turning in at night and realizing your furnace won’t kick on. If this happens to you, here are a few things you can check yourself before calling Strand Brothers Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

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

Check Your Thermostat

Try turning the temperature up a few degrees to get the furnace to kick on. If the actual room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t kick on. Also, confirm the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem silly, but confirm the power switch next to the heating equipment is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses electricity so make sure the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch has not been accidently switched to the “Off” position.

If you inspect all these things and your heating equipment will still not start up, give Strand Brothers Service Experts a call at 512-596-1257 and we’ll come out and get you heating again as soon as possible.

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