Restoring a Furnace That Wont Stay Lit

A damaged furnace is a hassle to handle. There are many reasons this may happen, but one of the most common is an issue with the burners or related systems.

Newer systems don’t rely on pilot lights to keep the furnace ignited. Instead, they work via electronic ignition. If this ignition stops working correctly, the burners can’t perform like they should.

When your gas furnace is running correctly, here’s how it should operate:

  • The thermostat informs your furnace to turn on.
  • Your furnace’s draft inducer fan starts to draw fresh air through your furnace.
  • The gas valve opens to send gas into the pilot burner.
  • An electronic spark ignites the pilot light.
  • The flame sensor tells your furnace that the pilot is burning.
  • The gas valve sends gas to the central burners, which are lit by the pilot light.
  • Your furnace then distributes warm air into your residence via ductwork.

If something fails during this sequence, your furnace will shut down for safety concerns. Or it might stop a few minutes into heating because it’s too warm.

Several of these malfunctions can be fixed on their own, but others need professional assistance. When you want the finest furnace repair in Oklahoma City, call our heating Experts at 405-432-2197. We work with all brands and our service is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Here are a number of the top reasons why your furnace isn’t staying lit and what to do moving forward.

1. Malfunctioning Flame Sensor

Your furnace’s flame sensor is a safety feature that tells your furnace when gas is ignited. If the sensor is dirty or faulty, it could work intermittently or not at all. Even if the sensor is operating as normal, misaligned positioning leaves it unable to recognize the flame entirely. While you can start troubleshooting and cleaning this sensor right away, hiring a pro like Gordon's Service Experts will ensure the problem is taken care of promptly and correctly.

2. Furnace is Too Warm

Your furnace uses built-in safety features that shut it off if it gets especially hot. One of the most typical causes is a filthy filter. We recommend reviewing your air filter monthly. If you can’t see light through it, swap it out.

3. Thermostat is Malfunctioning

Your thermostat commands your furnace when it is time to heat your residence. When it’s not running normally, your furnace will have trouble keeping your home warm. This can be a battery or electrical issue, depending on what kind of thermostat you own. We suggest referring to your owner’s manual or manufacturer’s website for useful troubleshooting information. If you still can’t get yours working, call our Experts at 405-432-2197. We’ll discover the problem promptly and can replace your thermostat, if necessary.

Some of these issues, such as a dirty flame sensor or an overheated furnace, are caused by a lack of routine furnace maintenance. It’s crucial to have this service completed annually, because it might help minimize breakdowns, improve your furnace’s energy efficiency and could even make it last longer.

We Have You Protected When It’s Time for Furnace Replacement

Inevitably, your furnace cannot work like it used to despite attempts to repair or maintain it. When the time comes, trust Gordon's Service Experts and our professional furnace replacement in Oklahoma City. We work with some of the top furnace brands, such as Lennox®, to offer you affordable, energy-efficient heating options.

When you’re thinking about replacing your furnace, consider enrolling in our Advantage Program™. Replacing a furnace can be thousands of dollars out of pocket. As an Advantage member, you’ll get a new furnace for just one affordable monthly fee. There’s no down payment or installation expenses, and you get to keep any helpful rebates.

What’s even better is that Advantage members don’t pay a penny for repairs** or maintenance. If disaster hits, you’re protected with 24/7 priority service. You’ll also receive discounts, no hidden charges and lots of other benefits.

Don’t put up with interruptions to your comfort for a moment longer. Give Gordon's Service Experts a call at 405-432-2197 to schedule an appointment today. Whether you are looking for repairs or if it’s time for a new furnace, we guarantee your satisfaction.


*Not applicable to the Advantage Program. See your signed Advantage Program agreement for full details and exclusions. 100% Satisfaction Guarantee is subject to certain restrictions and limitations as set forth in the applicable Terms and Conditions. **See your signed Advantage Agreement for details.

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