4 Reasons for Delayed Ignition in a Furnace
If you’ve ever experienced a delayed ignition in your furnace, you know how frustrating it can be. It’s winter, and you’re freezing cold, but the furnace won’t turn on! What could be causing this? This blog post will outline four of the most common causes of delayed ignition in a furnace. Armed with this information, you’ll be better equipped to troubleshoot and know what to expect from your HVAC technician.
1. Clogged Furnace Filter
If you’re experiencing delayed ignition, the first thing you should check is your furnace’s filter. A clogged filter restricts airflow and causes the furnace to overheat, leading to delayed ignition. If your filter looks dirty, replace it with a new one and see if that fixes the problem.
2. Damaged Igniter
Another common cause of delayed ignition is a faulty igniter. The igniter sparks the gas that ignites the furnace, so if it’s not working correctly, the furnace won’t start. If you suspect your igniter is faulty, contact CSL Climate Control Company to have it replaced.
3. Malfunctioning Gas Valve
Another possible cause of delayed ignition is a problem with the furnace’s gas valve. The gas valve controls the gas flow to the furnace, so if it’s not working properly, the furnace won’t get the gas it needs to ignite. If you suspect your gas valve is defective, contact us to have it replaced.
4. Damaged Pilot Light
One final cause of delayed ignition is a problem with the furnace’s pilot light. The pilot light is responsible for igniting the furnace’s burner, so if it’s not lit, the furnace won’t start. If you suspect your pilot light is out, contact one of our professional heating technicians to have it replaced.
Rely on the Best
If you’re experiencing delayed ignition, don’t panic! These are all relatively common problems that a professional heating technician can easily fix. CSL Climate Control Company is a leading provider of heating and cooling repair, maintenance, and installation for residents of the Chicago area. We also provide indoor air quality solutions and commercial HVAC services. Contact CSL Climate Control Company today for a free consultation!