3 Reasons Your Furnace Won’t Run

Nothing can be more disconcerting than turning on your gas furnace with no result. We’re all used to the sounds our furnace makes when turning on. When those sounds don’t come, you know that trouble is brewing, and winters in Tigard, OR are too cold to just let the problem sit.

The good news is that sometimes the issue can be fixed by a little troubleshooting. If that doesn’t work, however, you need to call in a trained repair service immediately. We’ve listed three of the most common reasons your furnace won’t run below, along with some quick fixes that might resolve the problem. If they don’t, turn the system off (even if it isn’t running) and summon a repair service.

1.    Electrical Problems

Gas-fed furnaces still run on electricity, and if there’s a problem with the electrical feed, the whole system could shut down. If it’s a surge or another external factor, it probably tripped the breakers, in which case you can solve the problem by resetting them. If that doesn’t work, the issue is likely with some internal component such as the ignition and should be addressed by a trained technician.

2.    Overheating

When hot air gets trapped in the furnace because of a blockage, interior components can become damaged. Overheating may also occur in the case of a worn or damaged part. The furnace usually shuts down in these cases to prevent further damage. Change your filter if it’s dirty and make sure that no more than 20% of your vents are closed. If that doesn’t solve the problem, call a repair service.

3.    Gas Leaks

A gas leak can be dangerous to your home and family, which is why most furnaces will refuse to turn on when the presence of gas is detected. In these cases, it pays to take no chances, and to call in a repair service as soon as the problem arises.

Call the pros at The Clean Air Act today for electrical repair services!

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