FAQ – Heating / Cooling

  • How do I re-light my Pilot Light?
  • What temperature should I set my thermostat?
  • What is the most Efficient way to run my Heating and Cooling System?

How do I re-light my Pilot Light?

  1. Turn off Heating Unit at the thermostat or power switch.
  2. Locate the gas valve and turn it from the positions”on” or “off” to the “pilot” position.
  3. Hold down the red button that sends gas to the pilot burner.
  4. Hold a match to the pilot burner at the same time your are pushing the red button. Sometimes you will need a long match, lighter, or something to hold the flame in there further.
  5. You may have to remove a small access panel to access the pilot light on some units.
  6. After the light is lit, continue holding down the red button for 60 seconds to make sure the pilot stays lit.
  7. Turn the gas valve back to the “on” position
  8. Turn back on your heating unit, the main gas line, and your thermostat. Your main gas should light up.
  9. Replace all parts you took off to access the light.

What temperature should I set my thermostat?

This number will change with the time of the year, but generally your thermostat should be set to about 68-70 F during heating season, and about 78-80 F during cooling season. Keeping your thermostat at a constant temperature is the best way to be efficient, as drastic temperature changes will cause the unit to work harder to achieve the wanted comfort level. As a general rule, don’t adjust the temperature by more than 5 degrees either way.

What is the most Efficient way to run my Heating and Cooling System?

  • Make sure to keep your thermostats at a constant temperature. Constantly tinkering and tweaking will only make thing less efficient.
  • Change your filters every month.
  • Make sure your outdoor condensing unit coil is clear or debris (lawn clippings, soil, etc.).
  • Clean the outdoor condensing unit by:
  • DISCONNECT THE POWER AT THE CIRCUIT BREAKER FIRST!
  • Spray water from a garden hose through the coil until the water passing through it is clear.
  • Turn the power back on
  • Have the unit serviced one per year by a licensed service company