Our last post covered some basic tips to help keep your furnace cost effective. Since we mentioned that a pilot light may be one of your woes, we thought it’d be a good idea to give you some simple directions to help relight one yourself.

  • First, you’re going to want to locate the gas valve. It should be inside the pilot light assembly and have several settings, including “on, off, and pilot.”
  • Once located, you’ll want to turn the valve off and wait five minutes for any excess fumes to clear.
  • After five minutes have passed, turn the gas valve to the “pilot” setting. Now, hold a lit match to the pilot’s opening while simultaneously pushing the reset button. Keep the reset button firmly pushed until the pilot is lit.
  • Finally, turn the gas valve back to the “on” position.

If you’ve completed these steps but your furnace’s pilot light won’t remain lit, it’s likely that it is clogged or malfunctioning. In that case, Give Joseph’s a call to come give you a hand with it.

Stay warm this winter!

– Joseph’s Affordable Plumbing