How do you light a pilot light on a carrier furnace?
In this regard, do furnaces have pilot lights?
For many years, furnaces used a small and continuously burning flame known as a pilot light to ignite the burners during every heating cycle. Although pilot lights are still present in homes with older systems, most newly installed furnaces use an electronic ignition instead.
Likewise, should the pilot light always be on in a gas furnace? If you have an older gas furnace, your heating unit relies on a little blue flame known as a pilot light to ensure ignition of the burners. Water heaters, gas fireplaces and old gas stoves also often have similar pilot lights. Since the pilot light needs to remain active, your furnace is always consuming some gas.
In this regard, how do you know if your furnace pilot light is out?
The pilot gas line is a small metal tube below the burner assembly and distinctive by the slight upturn at the end. It will be apparent, if the pilot is lit, by the small blue flame burning at the end. If you do not see a small blue flame burning, the pilot light is out.
What do you do when your pilot light goes out?
- Locate the pilot light assembly, including the gas valve with “On,” “Off,” and “Pilot” settings, and pilot reset button.
- Rotate the valve to the “Off” position, and wait several minutes.