3 REASONS YOUR FURNACE WON’T TURN ON

This isn’t a situation you ever want to happen: you go to turn on your furnace during a cold day and discover that no matter what you do, it won’t activate and start providing you with heat. Although sometimes the solution to this is simple (the furnace tripped a circuit breaker and it need to be reset; you mis-programmed the thermostat), most of the time you will need to call professional technicians for repairs right away…before you go any longer without heat.

You can call Expert Air Cooling and Heating any time of the day: we have 24-hour emergency service to get you the furnace repair you need in Kingwood, TX.

MAY BE THIS WHY YOUR FURNACE WON’T TURN ON

The thermostat is miscalibrated or broken: Never underestimate your thermostat! Even a small miscalibration can mean a misreading of the temperature in your home that will keep the unit from turning on the furnace. The problem could be larger, however: a thermostat with broken wiring can lose its connect to the furnace, making it impossible for you to turn on the heat.

The electronic igniter needs replacement: Many homeowners do not realize that modern gas-powered furnaces use electricity as well to run. The most important electric component in a gas furnace is the electronic igniter that activates the burners. The igniter will need to be replaced every few years, and may sometimes burn out before your regular annual maintenance visit. A technician can find this trouble and quickly replace the igniter.

The burner is dirty or rusted: For a gas-powered furnace, the burner is where the gas jets ignite to provide heat. But if the burner develops a layer of grime across it, or if rust flakes get inside it, the will have trouble drawing sufficient oxygen to light. A technician will need to remove the burner and clean it. If you have an older furnace that uses a standing pilot light, dirt build-up can also cause it to go out.

WHAT YOU SHOULDN’T DO

Don’t try to repair the furnace on your own. This is potentially very dangerous, especially for gas-powered furnaces, unless you have the proper professional training and equipment.

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO

Call in a professional heating service to diagnose the exact problem and come up with a repair that will take care of it.

Expert Air Cooling and Heating has over four decades of experience helping the Houston area with the work that keeps them warm (and cool). We offer furnace repair and other heating system services in Kingwood, TX when you need it! We also have a maintenance program to help you extend the life of your HVAC system.