Restoring a Furnace That Wont Stay Lit

A broken furnace is frustrating to put up with. There are several reasons this can happen, but one of the most frequent is an issue with the burners or associated parts.

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

When your gas furnace is functioning properly, here’s how it should run:

  • The thermostat tells your furnace to run.
  • Your furnace’s draft inducer fan begins to spin in order to bring 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 directs gas to the main burners, which are lit by the pilot light.
  • Your furnace then moves warm air across your residence via ductwork.

If something fails during this sequence, your furnace will stop for safety purposes. Or it might deactivate a few minutes into heating because it’s getting too hot.

Some of these issues can be resolved on their own, but others require professional assistance. When you are looking for the top furnace repair in Medina, call our furnace Experts at 330-305-2799. We work with all brands and our work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Here are some of the main reasons why your heating isn’t staying lit and what to do moving forward.

1. Faulty Flame Sensor

Your furnace’s flame sensor is a safety feature that tells your furnace when gas is ignited. If the sensor is dirty or damaged, it could work intermittently or not at all. Even if the sensor is working as normal, misaligned positioning leaves it unable to detect the flame at all. While you could start troubleshooting and cleaning this sensor right away, contacting a pro like Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will ensure the problem is resolved swiftly and correctly.

2. Furnace is Too Hot

Your furnace has built-in safety functions that deactivates your furnace if it gets especially hot. One of the most common causes is a dirty filter. We recommend reviewing your air filter every month. If you can’t see light through it, replace it.

3. Thermostat Malfunction

Your thermostat directs your furnace when it needs to heat your house. When it’s not working as it’s supposed to, your furnace will have trouble keeping your house warm. This can be a battery or electrical problem, depending on what kind of thermostat you own. We encourage checking your owner’s manual or manufacturer’s website for relevant troubleshooting information. If you still can’t get yours working, reach out to our Experts at 330-305-2799. We’ll uncover the cause swiftly and can replace your thermostat, if needed.

A number of these issues, including a dirty flame sensor or an overheated furnace, are due to a lack of consistent furnace maintenance. It’s important to have this service done yearly, because it may help prevent breakdowns, increase your furnace’s energy efficiency and might even make it live longer.

We Have You In Good Hands When It’s Time for Furnace Replacement

Inevitably, your furnace won’t work like it should in spite of attempts to repair or maintain it. When the time comes, consider Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and our top-notch furnace replacement in Medina. We work with some of the number one furnace brands, like Lennox®, to offer you affordable, energy-efficient heating options.

When you’re thinking about replacing your furnace, consider enrolling in our Advantage Program™. Getting a new furnace can be thousands of dollars out of pocket. As an Advantage member, you’ll get a new furnace for just one low monthly fee. There’s no down payment or installation expenses, and you get to hold on to any valuable rebates.

What’s even better is that Advantage members don’t pay a cent 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 sneaky charges and many other benefits.

Don’t fret about interruptions to your comfort for a second longer. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 330-305-2799 to request an appointment right away. Whether you want 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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