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Furnace Burners Aren’t Igniting? Here Are Some Possible Reasons

Heating problems are a major headache. You never want to face a furnace issue that means your home is not receiving heat on the coldest days of winter. And when your furnace burners are not igniting as they should, you need to schedule furnace repair in Lancaster, TX.

You may be tempted to do a quick search online to find a DIY fix for the problem, but we encourage you to leave heating repair up to the professionals. Before you give our team a call for furnace issues, you can keep reading to learn more about the reasons that may contribute to burners not igniting during heating cycles to provide heat for your home.

Broken Flame Sensor

If your furnace is not turning on to heat your home and you give us a call to schedule service, we will start by troubleshooting the flame sensor. The flame sensor is a safety mechanism that is in place to make sure the igniter only lights when gas is present in the chamber for a heating cycle. If this sensor is broken, the flame may not turn on at all. 

Bad Igniter

It’s also possible that the igniter itself is bad. When the igniter is bad, it will either not turn on at all or you may hear a persistent clicking sound as it attempts to ignite the gas in the chamber. If you do hear a persistent clicking that doesn’t stop and your heater will not turn on, you need to turn your heater off right away to prevent additional damage. If the igniter continues trying to turn on without success, it may wear down and stop working completely. Then, instead of making a minor repair, we may be replacing the entire igniter.

Gas Line Concerns

Other times the igniter is not the problem at all. In order for the flame to ignite and begin creating heat, gas needs to be in the chamber. If you have a gas line leak, blockage, or other issue that is preventing gas from entering the chamber, the flame will never ignite to create heat. Our team can troubleshoot to find out what may be wrong with your gas lines and fix the problem. 

Of course, when we check on a single component inside of your heater, we will check everything. We don’t want to fix one problem only for you to find out a week or two down the road that there was an additional contributing factor that needed to be addressed. We want to fix the problem completely the first time and prevent it from happening again.

Thermostat Issues

It’s also possible that thermostat problems are preventing your burner from igniting. It could be that your thermostat is malfunctioning and needs to be reprogrammed or cleaned out. However, you also want to double check your thermostat settings and make sure you have heat selected with a temperature set that is warmer than your current indoor air temperature. If your thermostat is not set correctly, your heater will never turn on for a heating cycle like you expect it to.

Contact Republic Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, today to schedule an appointment with our professionals for heating service. Revolutionizing the Customer Experience.

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