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

February 23, 2017

We are trudging through the last of the weeks of winter but we still are relying on our furnaces, especially during frigid nights. Not much is worse than turning in at night just to realize your furnace won’t turn on. If you find yourself in this situation, here are a couple things you can check yourself before calling Midway Services.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters each month. If you fail to do so, 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 current 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 confirm the power switch next to the furnace is “On.” Even gas heating systems use electricity so confirm the breaker has not tripped and that the power switch was not accidently flipped to the “Off” position.

If you inspect all these things and your heating system will still not turn on, give Midway Services a call at 727-219-2471 and we’ll come out and get you taken care of as soon as possible.

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