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

February 23, 2017

We are trudging through the last several weeks of winter but we still need our furnaces, especially during cool nights. Nothing is worse than turning in at night just to realize your furnace won’t kick on. If you find yourself in this situation, here are some things you can check yourself before calling TML Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters each month. If you do not, they can end up 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 heating system won’t turn on. Also, verify the system switch is on “heat” or “auto.”

Check the Power

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

If you review all these things and your heating system will still not kick on, give TML Service Experts a call at 208-488-4892 and we’ll come out and take care of you as soon as possible.

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