Here are a few simple tips to help you troubleshoot furnace problems:
A build-up of dirt or rust can block burner holes. This can cause gas to flood into the chamber but it won’t light immediately. Once it does light, it may sound like a loud banging sound with often puts the pilot light out. This issue can be avoided with regular furnace maintenance.
You should vacate your home & call your gas provider if you smell gas. If there is a leak or other problem with an appliance the pilot light can’t stay lit. Call for an appointment and have a technician at Treats Heating & Cooling come out and diagnose the problem.
There is a sensor in your pilot light that maintains the flow of gas. Sometimes they need to be replaced. These sensors most likely contain mercury & you will need a professional technician to replace the part. Call and make an appointment today with Treats Heating & Cooling Buckley to replace & dispose of your old part.
Sometimes the thermocouple needs to be replaced. This is located near the pilot light burner and provides as a safety device to shut the gas off if the pilot goes out and fails the igniter.