How to Repair a Furnace That Wont Stay Lit

A damaged furnace is exhausting to deal with. There are several reasons this may happen, but one of the most frequent is an issue with the burners or relevant systems.

Newer models don’t use pilot lights to keep the furnace going. Instead, they work via electronic ignition. If this ignition malfunctions, the burners can’t perform like they do normally.

When your gas furnace is functioning normally, here’s how it should operate:

  • The thermostat directs your furnace to run.
  • Your furnace’s draft inducer fan turns on to pull fresh air through your furnace.
  • The gas valve opens to send gas into the pilot burner.
  • An electronic spark starts the pilot light.
  • The flame sensor informs your furnace that the pilot is burning.
  • The gas valve transports gas to the primary burners, which are lit by the pilot light.
  • Your furnace then provides warm air into your house via ductwork.

If something fails during this procedure, your furnace will stop for safety purposes. Or it might turn off a few minutes into heating because it’s too warm.

Several of these malfunctions can be handled on their own, but others need professional help. When you want the finest furnace repair in Edmonton, get in touch with our furnace Experts at 587-404-0790. We have experience with all brands and our services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Here are several of the main reasons why your furnace isn’t staying lit and what to do moving forward.

1. Malfunctioning Flame Sensor

Your furnace’s flame sensor is a safety system that notifies your furnace when gas is ignited. If the sensor is dirty or faulty, it might work inconsistently or not at all. Even if the sensor is running like it should, poor positioning leaves it unable to recognize the flame at all. While you may attempt troubleshooting and cleaning this sensor by yourself, contacting a professional like Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will make sure the problem is fixed quickly and correctly.

2. Furnace is Too Hot

Your furnace utilizes built-in safety features that deactivates your furnace if it gets dangerously hot. One of the most frequent causes is a clogged filter. We encourage reviewing your air filter every month. If you can’t see light through it, replace it.

3. Thermostat Isn’t Working Right

Your thermostat directs your furnace when it needs to heat your home. When it’s not running as it’s supposed to, your furnace will require more energy to keep your home warm. This can be a battery or electrical problem, depending on what type of thermostat you have. We recommend reviewing your owner’s manual or manufacturer’s website for relevant troubleshooting information. If you still can’t get yours working, get in touch with our Experts at 587-404-0790. We’ll pinpoint the problem promptly and can replace your thermostat, if that is required.

Several of these issues, including a dirty flame sensor or an overheated furnace, are due to a lack of proper furnace maintenance. It’s vital to have this service completed yearly, because it could help stop breakdowns, enhance your furnace’s energy efficiency and may even make it survive longer.

We Have You In Good Hands When It’s Time for Furnace Replacement

Sooner or later, your furnace won’t work like it should regardless of attempts to repair or maintain it. When the time comes, reach out to Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and our quality furnace replacement in Edmonton. We offer some of the best furnace brands, like Lennox®, to offer you affordable, energy-efficient heating options.

When you’re looking into replacing your furnace, consider enrolling in our Advantage Program™. Getting a new furnace can be thousands of dollars out of pocket. As an Advantage member, you’ll be given a new furnace for just one small monthly fee. There’s no down payment or installation charges, and you get to keep any helpful rebates.

What’s even better is that Advantage members don’t pay a penny for repairs** or maintenance. If disaster hits, you’re protected with 24/7 priority service. You’ll also receive discounts, no sneaky charges and several other benefits.

Don’t fret about interruptions to your comfort for a second longer. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 587-404-0790 to schedule an appointment right away. Whether you want repairs or if it’s time for a new furnace, we guarantee your satisfaction.

*Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions. **See your signed Advantage Agreement for details.

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