How to Replace the Pilot Light on a Furnace?

Answer The pilot light in a gas furnace ignites the gas supply to create heat. After years of use, the pilot light mechanism will break down and eventually need to be replaced. The pilot light is part of ... Read More »

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How big should the pilot light be on a gas furnace?

A typical gas furnace pilot light should have a steady flame that is between 1 1/2 and 2 inches high. If the pilot light flame is either too short or too high, the owner may have to adjust the flam... Read More »

How do i light a furnace pilot?

Turning Off the GasTurn off the gas at the nearest gas valve or at the utility box outside your home. Wait 10 to 15 minutes for the gas in the furnace to dissipate. Turn the gas valve back on.Light... Read More »

How to Light a Pilot Light on an Empire Furnace?

Empire furnaces are typically used in apartments or small homes. Like most furnaces, Empire furnaces have a pilot light that ignites the gas to create heat. Occasionally, this pilot light can blow ... Read More »

How do I light a gas furnace with an electric pilot?

Check the GasOpen the access cover at the bottom of the furnace to expose the gas controls. Turn on the main gas valve, and listen for hissing sounds that may signal a loose gas connection. If you ... Read More »