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 frigid nights. Not much is worse than laying down at night just to find out your furnace won’t start up. If your furnace won’t turn on, here are a couple things you can check yourself prior to calling Rob's Albertan Service Experts.

Check Air Filters

You should replace standard air filters monthly. If you don’t, they can end up clogged, blocking air flow and resulting in your furnace malfunctioning.

Check Your Thermostat

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

Check the Power

It may seem ridiculous, but make sure the power switch next to the furnace is “On.” Even gas heating equipment uses electricity so confirm 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 heating system will still not kick on, give Rob's Albertan Service Experts a call at 780-800-9047 and we’ll come out and get you heating again as soon as possible.

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