Furnace Repair: Lighting a Gas Furnace Pilot

Lighting a Gas Furnace Pilot

A pilot light is something that needs to stay lit in order for your gas furnace to function. Sometimes, these lights can go out making it seem as if the furnace is broken. In fact, many times we've gone into homes for a service call only to find out that after re-lighting the pilot, the furnace comes roaring back to life.

Possible Causes

  1. A pilot can go out due to a strong draft, dirty orifice or dirt in the gas tube
  2. The thermocouple may also be faulty and is shutting off the gas supply

Possible Repairs

  1. For an overview on the gas furnace pilot and how to troubleshoot, check your furnace owner's manual or contact the experts at Climate-Tech.