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Why Won’t My Furnace Turn On?

Use these tips to get your furnace running and avoid a service call!

furnace tips Mechanicsville, md As we make the transition from swimsuits to sweaters here in Southern Maryland, it’s time to think about your home’s heating system.

Now is the perfect time to schedule your furnace maintenance inspection with Taylor! You’ll beat the usual fall rush and be able to schedule your inspection for a day and time that’s most convenient for you. Your furnace will also be ready for any early cold snap and will operate at its peak efficiency all winter long.

If your furnace is on its last legs, this is also the time to schedule a furnace installation with us. We sell and install top-quality furnaces from leading manufacturers including Luxaire, Bosch, Lochinvar, and American Standard.

Furnace troubleshoots

There are multiple measures you can employ to troubleshoot your furnace before resorting to a service call. Let’s go through them systematically.

Check your propane tank gauge levels. To ensure your furnace runs, it’s crucial to have an ample supply of propane. If your tank is below 25% capacity, please reach out to us immediately for an emergency delivery. By the way, you can avoid propane run-outs by enrolling in our Automatic Delivery service! By leveraging your propane usage history and cutting-edge software, we accurately predict when you’ll need a refill and proactively make a delivery before you run low. Rest assured, we’ve got you covered!

Inspect the thermostat. Make sure your thermostat is set at least five degrees higher than the current temperature. Confirm that the thermostat is in “heat” mode and don’t overlook inspecting and replacing the batteries if needed.

Check the air filter. A dirty and clogged air filter in your furnace can lead to it shutting down. If you observe that yours is dirty, it is crucial to replace it promptly. Moreover, remember to set a monthly reminder on your calendar to consistently inspect and replace the filter, which helps to ensure optimal performance.

Push the reset button ONLY ONCE. Please inspect your furnace. Look for a clearly labeled “RESET” button. Prior to pressing it, adjust your thermostat to a temperature that is at least five degrees higher than the current temperature in your home. Once this adjustment is made, press the reset button. Please note, this action must only be done once. Assuming you have an adequate fuel supply, pressing the reset button should resolve the issue. However, if this does not rectify the problem, do not push the button again. Your heating system needs professional attention. Contact us for immediate and dependable assistance with your no-heat emergency.

Check the breaker box. If an excessive amount of electricity has passed through the circuit that controls your heating system, the breaker will be triggered. Simply flipping the circuit breaker switch often restores power to your furnace. Do this and check if your furnace is functioning properly. If it still doesn’t work, please contact us for a service call.

With dependable propane delivery and expert equipment service, Taylor will help keep your home warm and comfy this winter. Become a customer today!