Restoring a Furnace That Wont Stay Lit

A broken furnace is frustrating to handle. There are several reasons this might happen, but one of the most common is a problem with the burners or relevant parts.

Newer models don’t depend on pilot lights to keep the furnace ignited. Instead, they work via electronic ignition. If this ignition malfunctions, the burners won’t function like they should.

When your gas furnace is running normally, here’s how it should work:

  • The thermostat directs your furnace to run.
  • Your furnace’s draft inducer fan turns on to pull fresh air into your furnace.
  • The gas valve opens to send gas into the pilot burner.
  • An electronic spark lights the pilot light.
  • The flame sensor directs your furnace that the pilot has been ignited.
  • The gas valve directs gas to the principal burners, which are lit by the pilot light.
  • Your furnace then distributes warm air across your residence via ductwork.

If something breaks down during this process, your furnace will shut down for safety reasons. Or it might stop a few minutes into heating because it’s overheating.

A number of of these issues can be repaired on their own, but others are best handled by professional assistance. When you are looking for the fastest furnace repair in Hurricane, get in touch with our furnace Experts at 304-760-5088. We work with all brands and our services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Here are a number of the typical reasons why your heating isn’t staying lit and what to do to fix it.

1. Malfunctioning Flame Sensor

Your furnace’s flame sensor is a safety system that tells your furnace when gas is ignited. If the sensor is dirty or malfunctioning, it might work intermittently or not at all. Even if the sensor is working 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 professional like Teays Valley Service Experts will guarantee the problem is resolved promptly and correctly.

2. Overheated Furnace

Your furnace contains built-in safety procedures that shut it off if it gets especially hot. One of the most frequent causes is a clogged filter. We recommend evaluating your air filter each month. If you can’t see light through it, replace it.

3. Thermostat is Malfunctioning

Your thermostat tells your furnace when it should heat your residence. When it’s not functioning as it’s supposed to, your furnace will struggle to keep your house warm. This can be a battery or electrical issue, depending on what model of thermostat you use. We encourage reviewing your owner’s manual or manufacturer’s website for specific troubleshooting details. If you still can’t get yours working, contact our Experts at 304-760-5088. We’ll uncover the issue promptly and can replace your thermostat, if needed.

A number of these issues, including a dirty flame sensor or an overheated furnace, are a result of a lack of routine furnace maintenance. It’s vital to have this service performed every year, because it can help minimize breakdowns, enhance your furnace’s energy efficiency and might even make it last longer.

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

Sooner or later, your furnace can’t work like it used to regardless of attempts to repair or maintain it. When the time comes, call Teays Valley Service Experts and our quality furnace replacement in Hurricane. We partner with some of the best furnace brands, like Lennox®, to offer you affordable, energy-efficient heating options.

When you’re looking into replacing your furnace, consider signing up for our Advantage Program™. Buying a new furnace can be 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 charges, and you get to pocket any valuable rebates.

What’s even better is that Advantage members don’t pay a penny for repairs** or maintenance. If disaster hits, you’re protected with 24/7 priority service. You’ll also enjoy discounts, no hidden charges and lots of other benefits.

Don’t struggle with interruptions to your comfort for a minute longer. Give Teays Valley Service Experts a call at 304-760-5088 to request an appointment today. Whether you are looking for repairs or if it’s time for a new furnace, we guarantee your satisfaction.


*Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions. **See your signed Advantage Agreement for details.

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