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

February 23, 2017

We are getting through the last of the weeks of winter but we still are relying on our furnaces, especially during cool nights. Nothing is worse than going to bed at night just to realize your furnace won’t kick on. If this happens to you, here are a couple things you can check yourself prior to calling D & K Heating Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters monthly. If you don’t, they can get clogged, blocking air flow and resulting in a furnace 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 furnace won’t kick on. Also, verify 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 moved to the “Off” position.

If you review all these things and your heating equipment will still not turn on, give D & K Heating Service Experts a call at 613-707-2421 and we’ll come out and get you heating again as soon as possible.

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