Wednesday, February 1, 2017

How to Light a Gas Furnace Pilot

Are you having problems with lighting your gas furnace pilot light?

Is your furnace on the fritz?

Are you unsure how to light your pilot light safely?
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According to How Stuff Works, “To relight the pilot, follow the manufacturer's instructions exactly; they are usually fastened to the furnace. If instructions for relighting the pilot are not provided, follow this general procedure:

Step 1: Find pilot light assembly. It typically has a gas valve with on, off, and pilot settings.

Step 2: Turn valve to “off” and wait three minutes.

Step 3: Switch valve to pilot setting. Hold lighted match to pilot opening while you push reset button on pilot control panel. Keep this button pressed until pilot flame burns brightly, then set valve to “on” position.

Step 4: If pilot flame won't stay lit, the opening may be clogged. Turn gas valve “off”, and clean opening with piece of fine wire. If it won't stay lit after several attempts, you may have faulty thermocouple.”

If you’re still having problems lighting your pilot light, call a professional to help. All our technicians are highly trained professionals who continue their education through ongoing training, so they stay up to date to assure you the best service available. CMR Mechanical prides itself on honest, quality service!

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