3 Explanations Why Your Furnace Isn’t Staying Lit and How to Solve It

A damaged furnace is exhausting to deal with. There are many reasons this may happen, but one of the most frequent is an issue with the burners or relevant systems. 

Newer systems don’t use pilot lights to keep the furnace going. Instead, they use electronic ignition. If this ignition is damaged, the burners won’t perform like they should. 

When your gas furnace is running correctly, here’s how it should run: 

  • The thermostat tells your furnace to activate. 
  • Your furnace’s draft inducer fan begins to spin in order to draw fresh air toward your furnace. 
  • The gas valve opens to direct gas into the pilot burner. 
  • An electronic spark starts the pilot light. 
  • The flame sensor informs your furnace that the pilot is burning. 
  • The gas valve moves gas to the primary burners, which are lit by the pilot light. 
  • Your furnace then transports warm air into your home via ductwork. 

If something fails during this procedure, your furnace will shut down for safety reasons. Or it might stop a few minutes into heating because it’s getting too hot. 

A number of of these problems can be resolved on their own, but others need professional assistance. When you want the top furnace repair in Fort Worth, contact our heat Experts at 817-380-5647. We service all brands and our services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* 

Here are a few of the main reasons why your heater isn’t staying lit and what to do to fix it. 

1. Faulty Flame Sensor 

Your furnace’s flame sensor is a safety component that informs your furnace when gas is ignited. If the sensor is dirty or damaged, it could work inconsistently or not at all. Even if the sensor is functioning like it should, incorrect positioning leaves it unable to recognize the flame entirely. While you could start troubleshooting and cleaning this sensor by yourself, hiring a pro like Calverley Service Experts will guarantee the problem is resolved quickly and correctly. 

2. Furnace is Too Hot 

Your furnace uses built-in safety procedures that force a shutdown if it gets especially hot. One of the most frequent causes is a clogged filter. We encourage evaluating your air filter each month. If you can’t see light through it, change it. 

3. Thermostat is Malfunctioning 

Your thermostat directs your furnace when it is time to heat your home. When it’s not functioning normally, your furnace will struggle to keep your home warm. This can be a battery or electrical issue, depending on what model of thermostat you own. We encourage checking your owner’s manual or manufacturer’s website for required troubleshooting instructions. If you still can’t get yours working, contact our Experts at 817-380-5647. We’ll identify the problem swiftly and can replace your thermostat, if needed. 

Several of these issues, such as a dirty flame sensor or an overheated furnace, are caused by a lack of routine furnace maintenance. It’s crucial to have this service performed yearly, because it might help minimize breakdowns, enhance your furnace’s energy efficiency and might even make it survive longer. 

We Have You Protected When It’s Time for Furnace Replacement 

With enough time, your furnace cannot work like it should despite attempts to repair or maintain it. When the time comes, call Calverley Service Experts and our professional furnace replacement in Fort Worth. We offer some of the number one furnace brands, like Lennox®, to offer you affordable, energy-efficient heating equipment. 

When you’re thinking about replacing your furnace, consider signing up for our Advantage Program™. Getting a new furnace can run thousands of dollars out of pocket. As an Advantage member, you’ll be given a new furnace for just one small monthly fee. There’s no down payment or installation costs, and you get to pocket any beneficial rebates. 

What’s even better is that Advantage members don’t pay a penny for repairs** or maintenance. If you have a disaster, you’re guaranteed a fast response with 24/7 priority service. You’ll also receive discounts, no last-minute charges and many other benefits. 

Don’t worry about interruptions to your comfort for a moment longer. Give Calverley Service Experts a call at 817-380-5647 to arrange an appointment now. Whether you want repairs or if it’s time for a new furnace, we guarantee your satisfaction. 

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