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6 Fast Furnace Tips to Try before Calling for Service

Heating & Cooling Tips

Troubleshooting Tips PictureSo your furnace won’t turn on? Don’t panic. Many times the solution is simple and something you can do yourself if you know what to look for. Before you call Jeremy Services for furnace repair, try these tips and you may save yourself a service call. Don’t forget, having a furnace tune-up will reduce furnace system breakdowns by as much as 95%, and can lower your utility bills by as much as 30%. Here’s where to start:

Check the Thermostat

Two simple things to look for – make sure the thermostat is set to “heat” and not still on “cool”. Make sure that the temperature setting is higher than the current temperature in the room.

Check the Power Supply

Even if your furnace is a gas system, it uses electricity. Check the circuit breaker to make sure it has not tripped. Inspect the power cord to make sure it has not been damaged. Make sure the power switch is in the “on” position.

Check for a Dirty Furnace Filter

Believe it or not, a simple dirty furnace filter can render some of the newer furnace models useless. When filters get dirty, the air has to push to get through it. If it can’t get through, your furnace can shut down. Check the filter. Change or clean it (if non-disposable). Then try the furnace again. It’s a good rule of thumb to replace filters every 30 days.

Check the Pilot Light

If the pilot light has gone out, relight it. Once the flame is lit, check to make sure it reaches the bottom of the thermocouple switch. If the pilot light goes out right after you light it, the assembly or sensor could be dirty.

Check the Gas

A disruption of the gas supply to your home could leave your heating system without fuel. If you smell gas, leave your home immediately and then contact us for emergency repair service.

Check the Condensate Pan

The condensate pan collects water. If it is full, the furnace will not turn on. Drain the reservoir and check the condensate pipe for blockages. The pump may have lost power or it may be broken.

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Once you’ve tried all of these troubleshooting tips, and your furnace is still not working, it’s time to call the experts at Jeremy Services. Our experienced furnace repair team has the safety equipment and tools to inspect your entire heating system for signs of problems. We are trained and qualified to work on all types of gas and electric furnaces. We’ll diagnose the problem and have it fixed quickly.


Call the heating experts at Jeremy Services to keep your furnace humming throughout the coldest and harshest months of the year at (913) 375-0070.