We aren’t quite in the throes of heating season yet, but if you have tried to start your furnace to get the chill out of your home during the evening only to find that it isn’t lighting, it’s time to give our heating experts a call. A combustion system that isn’t lighting could be suffering from a variety of issues, and it is very important that you allow a trained expert to handle the problem. Combustible fuel can be very dangerous, and there is absolutely no reason to take an unnecessary risk. Our pros can help you with your heating repair in Orlando – all you have to do is give us a call.
Common Reasons for Lack of Ignition
The type of ignition you have plays a role when your system isn’t lighting. If your furnace has a standing pilot light, which is a pilot that stays lit all the time, there may be a problem with the nozzle being clogged with dirt or dust, or an issue with the thermocouple. Either of these items will cause your pilot light to be extinguished. If your furnace uses an electronic ignition, there can be a different set of challenges. There are two kinds of electronic ignition: intermittent pilot and hot surface ignition. With an intermittent pilot light, a few things can go wrong. There can be spark failure, a loose connection with your thermostat, a dirty nozzle or incorrect positioning for the igniter or the pilot gas pipe. A hot surface igniter can fail when the igniter ages and cracks, which can happen within 6-7 years, or the igniter has a layer of dirt on it.
You may also experience a lack of ignition if there’s a problem with the burner or a problem with the gas valve. In any of these cases, it is imperative to allow a trained expert, like the ones from Downtown Air and Heat, to help.