September 20, 2021
Relighting Gas Furnace in Rochester, MN

As a homeowner, you should have a basic understanding of how to perform simple tasks with your furnace. These include things like changing out its filter and being able to relight the pilot light. If you’re not sure how to get your pilot light going again, then you need to read over the instructions below.

Locate the Pilot Light Assembly and Turn the Fuel Off

The first step in relighting your pilot light is locating the pilot light assembly. This is typically located near the bottom of your furnace. You may need to remove a panel in order to gain access.

In the assembly, there will be a knob with the options of “On,” “Off” and “Pilot.” You’ll want to turn that knob to the “Off” position. This cuts off the fuel supply to your furnace. You’ll also want to give it a few minutes with the fuel shut off so that any excess gas can dissipate.

Relight Your Pilot Light

Next, you’ll need to grab a grill lighter or extra-long matchstick. Don’t use any small lighters or matches since they might burn your hand when you’re relighting the pilot light. When you have your lighting device ready, it’s time to turn the knob to the “Pilot” position.

As you put the lighter or match near the pilot assembly, hold down the reset button. After the device lights, you should continue to hold the button down until you get a solid blue flame. It may take a few moments before it goes from a week flame to a solid one. Once it does, turn the knob from the “Pilot” position to the “On” position. Lastly, take a couple of minutes and ensure that your pilot light stays lit.

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At Unitedly Service Group, we provide expert heating services for the entire Rochester, MN, area. We provide quality cooling services as well, and in both categories, you can count on us for installation, repair and maintenance. Besides that, we handle indoor air quality enhancement, water heater services, boiler services, zone controls, in-floor heating systems, humidifiers, backflow testing, exhaust systems and control systems. Pick up the phone and call us today to get the help you need.

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