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Is Your Pilot Light Out?

Unless you have a reliable pilot light in your furnace, you don't have a reliable source of heat. If your pilot light is out, it could be due to a number of issues. Follow these steps for help troubleshooting:

Is Your Pilot Light Out?

1. Let your furnace cool

Before beginning, turn off the flow of gas to your equipment. Your furnace's shutoff valve will be located close by. Give it about 30 minutes to cool down, at which point it should be safe to open.

2. Inspect your thermocouple

This piece is meant to shut off the flow of gas when your pilot light goes out. Its purpose is to keep your family safe from leaking gas. If your thermocouple is malfunctioning, it may accidentally shut down your entire furnace. Make sure it's not bent, dirty or misaligned.

3. Unclog the pilot tube

If the pilot tube to your furnace is blocked or dirty, your pilot light may not stay on. Push a needle into the pilot tube to scrape off any debris.

Is your pilot light still out? Don't fret -- the professionals of Rusk Heating & Cooling are here to help. Our technicians are highly trained and skilled to handle just about any furnace repair! Give us a call today:

Greater Cincinnati: 513-771-4040
Indiana: 812-926-3939
Northern Kentucky: (859) 405-0414

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