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Why Won’t My Furnace Turn On?

Published on November 13th, 2019

It’s that time of year: we are slowly but surely moving our sweaters out of storage and into our closets to prepare for a drop in temperatures. Now imagine going to your furnace only to find that it won’t turn on. This is every homeowner’s worst nightmare and requires immediate heater repair in Hoffman Estates. If your furnace is gas, this means that the pilot light isn’t working. Luckily, our team at Blue Frost Heating & Cooling is equipped to help you when you need it most. 

What is a Pilot Light?

The pilot light is responsible for lighting the furnace when you turn it on. In a functional pilot light, the main burner fills with gas and the small, continuously burning flame ignites it and helps keep your home warm. 

Common Pilot Light Issues

Blown-out pilot lights are the main culprit behind many furnaces that aren’t working. The pilot light has a flame that burns continuously, so it’s no surprise that it may get blown out at times. Drafts or blocked gas flow may be the culprit behind this issue. It’s important that you check your owner’s manual to read the instructions about how to properly relight the pilot light. If you’re having a difficult time relighting the light, this is a sign that something bigger is going on, and you’ll want to call us for a heater repair in Hoffman Estates.

Your furnace plays such a crucial role in the comfort and safety of you and your family, so don’t settle for one that isn’t working properly. Our team at Blue Frost Heating and Cooling is a phone call away and we are dedicated to your home’s HVAC system! Call us today to schedule your appointment.

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