How To Light a Pilot Light on a Furnace

Having a fully operational furnace is essential. When the heating equipment stops running, it can be a major problem in your home. If you need to quickly and easily get the pilot light of your furnace lit, keep reading. In this article, we are going to help you get it back on with just three simple steps.

1. Carefully Check Out Your Furnace’s Instruction Label

On the outside of your furnace, you’re going to find an instruction label. You want to carefully read it because it will give you very specific and useful information regarding your furnace. This could be essential in helping to get your pilot light lit as soon as possible.

If you find you need more detailed assistance, reach out to Custom Comfort Air. We’ve been helping customers in the Houston area with their furnaces since 1969.

2. Turn the Pilot Light Off

Next, turn your pilot light to the “off” position. The control should be near the bottom of your furnace, and it will probably look like a dial. It ought to be clearly labeled.

After you shut the pilot light off, you’ll want to sit tight for five minutes and wait. This will let all of the gas in the surrounding area dissipate so you don’t accidentally cause a fire.

3. Light Your Furnace’s Pilot Light

You can now set the control to the position marked “pilot.” After you’ve done that, find the button nearby that says “reset” and hold it down.

As you’re holding down the reset button, use your long lighter to light the pilot light within the pilot opening of your furnace. After lighting the pilot light and waiting for a few seconds, release the reset button. That’s it. You’re done!

Remember that for any HVAC problems more complicated than this, Custom Comfort Air is available. Our expert technicians routinely deal with all types of heating, cooling and air quality equipment. Whether you need installation, maintenance or repair, reach out to us today so we can assist you. We have offices in both Rosenberg and Sugar Land.