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 frigid 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 some things you can check yourself prior to calling Epperson Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should swap out standard air filters every 30 days. If you don’t, they can get clogged, blocking air flow and resulting in a furnace malfunction.

Check Your Thermostat

Start by turning the thermostat up a few degrees to get the furnace to turn on. If the true room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t run. Also, confirm the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem silly, but verify the power switch next to the furnace is “On.” Even gas furnaces 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 review all these things and your furnace will still not turn on, give Epperson Service Experts a call at 843-619-3781 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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