How do you light a gas furnace? BRRR HELP PLEASE!

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by 1stepcloser, Oct 16, 2009.

  1. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    Our furnace (which is an outside heating/cooling unit) is not working. It is only blowing cold air. I know for a fact it works or at least it did when we bought the house a few months ago (home inspector checked...felt the heat myself). This is the first morning it is cold enough to use and we are freezing! All I can think of is the pilot light is out? IS there a pilot light?

    ANY ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED...WE DON'T HAVE MONEY TO CALL A REPAIRMAN.
     
  2. ranchhand

    ranchhand Rest in Peace 1956-2011

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    The heating part of most central HVAC is usually in the attic. BTW, be sure the thermostat is correctly set for heat mode.


    Whoops, reread the title, you said gas. There should be a pilot light in the heating component, but most stay on year round.
     
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  3. Nana2KJS

    Nana2KJS Chicks-n-Ahs

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    We turn our pilot out every spring. There is also a "summer" switch on some units. Even older units should have some instructions posted inside a door/cover.

    You could find the name brand and google it. Somebody somewhere probably had the same problem.

    All else fails, hang out with your chickens. [​IMG]
     
  4. The Chicken Lady

    The Chicken Lady Moderator Staff Member

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    Just be careful! If it's a gas furnace, you really need to have an idea what you're doing or you could blow something up.

    Do you have a neighbor or friend who might be able to come over and help?
     
  5. 1stepcloser

    1stepcloser Poultry In Motion

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    Thanks guys. DH and I looked at it and are totally loss. It is an outdoor unit so everything is sealed up inside of it. (((sigh))) $65 just to have someone look at it. I could cry. ***mentally kicking the thing****
     

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