If you’ve noticed that your furnace’s pilot light has gone out, it shouldn’t take long for you to get it going again and restore your warmth. Unlike some other situations that deprive you of heat, this is one you can address on your own.
Here’s How to Do It
To relight your furnace, you’ll need a lighter or a match. You’ll also need to locate some key parts of the equipment. The first one is the gas valve control knob, and the other is the “Reset” button. Manufacturers usually place them near each other somewhere around the bottom of the furnace.
The first step is to turn the gas valve control knob to the “Off” position. Then, wait for about five minutes to let any remaining gas dissipate. Once a safe interval has passed, turn the knob to the “Pilot” position.
Strike your match or flick on your lighter. Press the “Reset” button, and hold it down while you hold the flame next to the opening for the pilot light. It should easily ignite. Once it does, extinguish your flame. When the pilot light is going strong, release the “Reset” button. Finally, turn the gas valve control knob once more to the “On” position.
Assistance Is a Phone Call Away
The steps we’ve outlined are fairly straightforward. However, you may not be able to relight your furnace even by following the instructions. If you can’t, this may be a sign that there’s a component in the equipment that needs repair or replacement. In that situation, it’s a smart move to ask a professional to assist you.
Quick Comfort is located in Lincoln, IL, and our crew can help local customers with any heating repair. In addition, we can install a new furnace for you or maintain an existing one. We also offer air conditioning installation, repair and maintenance services. Our business has earned an A+ rating from the BBB, and we have a team of NATE-certified technicians. You can trust us to get the job done properly. Call us today for any of your home comfort needs.