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3 Steps To Light a Furnace Pilot Light

There’s nothing like cozying up and relaxing at home after a long work-week. But not when it’s a long winter night...and you don’t have heat. Here are the 3 easy steps to relight your pilot light. First, locate the instructions on the furnace itself, check where the pilot light is and turn it off, hold down the reset button and relight the pilot.

If you notice that your furnace isn’t heating your home, it could simply be that your pilot light is out (which can happen more frequently than you think). Below we expound on these 3 steps to relight your pilot light.

3 Steps on How to Light a Pilot Light

1. Use Instructions Label on Your Furnace

There should be a label printed on your furnace with instruction, but it could be difficult to read. If so, look up your furnace model and number and read the instructions that way.

2. Switch Pilot Light to "Off"

There will either be a“Pilot,” “On,” or “Off” button near the bottom of your furnace. Locate the switch and turn it all the way to the off position. Wait at least five minutes, as this allows the gas to dissipate and helps to avoid any potential fires.

3. Relight the Pilot Light

Once your gas dissipates, turn the knob to “Pilot.” Next, you'll want to hold down the “Reset” button and bring a lighter flame to the pilot opening, do this while still holding the reset button.

Once the pilot light is back on, release your pressure on the reset button.

My Furnace Still Isn't Working

If you followed the steps above and your pilot light still won’t light, you may have a bigger problem with your furnace and will need to contact our professional HVAC technicians for assistance.

If your furnace overheats or experiences a similar malfunction, our tips on how to reset your Lennox furnace can get your system back up and running again in seconds.

If your heater conks out on you or if you want to learn more about our services in Richardson, TX, please give us a call at (972) 201-3253! Or get in touch with us by filling out our contact form. When you do, one of our agents will get back to you as soon as possible. How may we serve you?