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Why Won't My Furnace Turn On?

There’s nothing worse than turning up the heat the first cold night of the year – only to find that your furnace isn’t working. Fortunately, there are a few ways for you to troubleshoot this problem at home before giving us a call.

Troubleshooting Your Furnace:

  • Check Your Filters – Clogged filters can prevent air from getting through. Make sure that your filters don’t have any obvious dirt. As a general rule of thumb, you should replace your filters once every three months!
  • Check Your Thermostat – Many homeowners overlook their thermostat. First, check to make sure that the thermostat switch says “on” or auto” and set to “heat.” Then, look to see if the batteries are dead.
  • Check the Pilot Light – If you have an older furnace, check the pilot light. You may need to relight it. However, remember that since you are dealing with fire – never do anything that you feel uncomfortable with or unsure of.
  • Check the Gas – Last but not least, make sure that the gas valve on your furnace is turned on. If you have more than one gas appliance in your home, find out if that appliance is also having trouble. If it is, there may be a problem with your gas line.

Of course, if you are still having trouble with your furnace, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our technicians are here 24/7 to make sure that you and your family stay warm.

Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating and Cooling or you can call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.

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