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

February 23, 2017

We are getting through the last several weeks of winter but we still have to have our furnaces, especially during cold nights. Not much is worse than going to bed at night and realizing your furnace won’t kick on. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are some things you can check yourself prior to calling Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning.

Check Air Filters

You should swap out standard air filters monthly. If you don’t, they can get clogged, blocking 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 true room temperature is higher than the thermostat, the furnace won’t run. Also, make sure the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

It may seem obvious, but verify the power switch next to the heating system 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 check all these things and your furnace will still not turn on, give Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 843-619-3781 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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