Restoring a Furnace That Wont Stay Lit

A faulty furnace is tedious to deal with. There are many reasons this might happen, but one of the most common is something wrong with the burners or relevant components.

Newer systems don’t rely on pilot lights to keep the furnace ignited. Instead, they work via electronic ignition. If this ignition fails, the burners can’t function like they do normally.

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

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

If something fails during this process, your furnace will turn off for safety reasons. Or it might stop a few minutes into heating because it’s too warm.

A number of of these problems can be handled on their own, but others require professional assistance. When you are looking for the finest furnace repair in Cocoa, contact our heat Experts at 321-428-7635. We have experience with all brands and our work is backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.*

Here are several of the typical reasons why your heater isn’t staying lit and what to do moving forward.

1. Faulty 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 erratically or not at all. Even if the sensor is running normally, misaligned positioning leaves it unable to recognize the flame at all. While you could start troubleshooting and cleaning this sensor right away, calling a pro like Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning will guarantee the problem is handled promptly and correctly.

2. Overheated Furnace

Your furnace has built-in safety features that deactivates your furnace if it gets dangerously hot. One of the most common causes is a dirty filter. We recommend inspecting your air filter monthly. If you can’t see light through it, swap it out.

3. Thermostat Malfunction

Your thermostat commands your furnace when it should heat your house. When it’s not running like it should, your furnace will have trouble keeping your home warm. This can be a battery or electrical problem, depending on what kind of thermostat you own. We encourage checking your owner’s manual or manufacturer’s website for specific troubleshooting details. If you still can’t get yours working, call our Experts at 321-428-7635. We’ll identify the problem quickly and can replace your thermostat, if needed.

Some of these issues, like a dirty flame sensor or an overheated furnace, are a result of a lack of proper furnace maintenance. It’s important to have this service completed annually, because it might help prevent breakdowns, improve your furnace’s energy efficiency and might even make it last longer.

We Have You In Good Hands When It’s Time for Furnace Replacement

Eventually, your furnace won’t work like it should regardless of attempts to repair or maintain it. When the time comes, reach out to Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning and our excellent furnace replacement in Cocoa. We work with some of the best furnace brands, including Lennox®, to offer you affordable, energy-efficient heating options.

When you’re thinking about replacing your furnace, consider taking advantage of our Advantage Program™. Replacing a furnace can cost you thousands of dollars out of pocket. As an Advantage member, you’ll be given a new furnace for just one low 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 cent for repairs** or maintenance. If disaster hits, you’re guaranteed a fast response with 24/7 priority service. You’ll also enjoy discounts, no hidden charges and many other benefits.

Don’t struggle with interruptions to your comfort for a moment longer. Give Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 321-428-7635 to arrange an appointment right away. 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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