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Heating Tip: Gas Furnace Safety Features and Other Settings

Be sure to call one of the Ramsey heating experts at Air Mechanical the next time you need any type of service for your gas furnace. It’s important to know how your furnace works and how to control the safety features and other settings.

If you think your furnace is not working at all, first check the power switch, which is typically located on a wall near the furnace. Make sure it is in the on position, and also make sure that the emergency gas cutoff switch is on as well. That is usually located near the furnace or if the furnace is in the basement, on the wall next to the steps to your basement.

Also make sure a fuse or circuit breaker has not flipped. Check the service panel. Make sure you know which one is for the furnace. A dirty or clogged filter can also turn the furnace off in some models. Check the filter to see if it needs to be cleaned or changed. If your furnace is part of dual fuel system, make sure it is on the right setting.

On older furnaces, the pilot light is also a safety device. If the pilot light has gone out, be sure you check the owner’s manual to see how to safely light it again. Most models will have instructions on a metal plate or sticker on your furnace. Newer gas furnace models usually have an electronic pilot igniter. If the pilot light won’t light or stay lit, call us. There could be something wrong with the igniter or another issue.

You can always call the Ramsey heating professionals at Air Mechanical if you have further questions. Contact Air Mechanical today!

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