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“My Heating System Won’t Turn On! What Do I Do?!”

Heating Maintenance

What do you do when the colder weather seasons are fast approaching and your heater won’t turn on?! The first thing to remember is: Don’t. Panic. When your heater won’t turn on, there are several heating services that can help identify and repair the problem.

Any experienced HVAC service company, like Lascko Services, can help you to figure out just how to repair your central heating system! If your heater is having trouble starting up, give Lascko Services a call today and ask about HVAC inspection, repair or installation!

Call For a Maintenance Checkup

“heatingcheckup”Usually, when you experience a significant problem like your heater not turning on, it is likely caused by a lack of regular maintenance and cleaning.

Aside from the fact that improper maintenance excludes your heater from most manufacturers’ warranties, it is also essential to keeping your heater running the best it can for as long as possible.

You should have an experienced HVAC technician check your heater at least once a year. Some benefits of regular heater checkups are:

  • Better air quality.
  • Heating system is safer to operate.
  • Heater runs more efficiently, saving you money on your monthly heating bill.
  • Gives your technician a chance to spot minor issues before they become major problems.

If your heater won’t turn on, call Lascko Services today and ask about HVAC inspection.

Double Check Your Thermostat

Another common problem that may cause your heater not to turn on is a malfunctioning thermostat. Here are a few things you can do to check (or repair) your thermostat:


  • First, make sure your thermostat is on. I know, it sounds obvious, but it can sometimes be easy to overlook the most obvious issues, so it doesn’t hurt to double check.
  • Next, replace the batteries. When the batteries in your thermostat are running low, it can affect your thermostats ability to function properly.
  • Remove the thermostat cover and carefully clean the inside. Sometimes, dust can build up on the inside of the thermostat and prevent it from working properly. This is especially true of mechanical thermostats.

Make Sure The Pilot Light is Still On

“lighton”If your heater is up on all its maintenance, and your thermostat seems to be in working order, check that your pilot light has not gone out.

The pilot light is what allows your gas-powered furnace to ignite the burners to heat your home.

Under normal circumstances, the pilot light should be on constantly.

If it goes out, the burners won’t ignite and your heater won’t turn on. Your pilot light may go out if:

  • A strong draft blows it out. In this case, carefully relighting the pilot light should solve the problem.
  • The pilot becomes caked with dirt and dust, blocking the gas from keeping the flame lit. To fix the problem, clean the pilot and relight it.
  • Pilot lights are equipped with a safety feature that cuts the gas supply that fuels the flame if it begins to burn inefficiently. If this is the case, call an
  • HVAC professional to inspect and repair the gas line.

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