Inside your gas furnace is a burner, and that burner is ignited by an electronic ignition or standing pilot flame. Newer furnaces rarely use a pilot flame, but if your heater is older or has an efficiency rating of 80 percent or less, you may still have a pilot.
When the pilot goes out, the gas burner fails to operate, and it is the primary cause of a gas furnace failing to work. If you choose to relight the pilot yourself, you must do so correctly and cautiously. After all, you are dealing with a flame and working gas.
If the pilot lights, but the flame is weak, or you notice a yellowish color, your pilot is not going to get hot enough to heat your thermocouple and force the gas valve open. Flames on a pilot should be blue with a tint of yellow at the tip. If the flame is not steady, seems weak or it is shaky, you should contact your HVAC team from Comfort Solutions HVAC.
There are a variety of reasons why a pilot light may continue to die out, but regardless you need a professional to ensure that there are no internal issues with your gas line or combustion system.
Call us at 610-438-9300 or request an estimate for furnace repairs or to schedule your diagnostic appointment.
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