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Should You Turn Off Your Pilot Light During Summer?

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Technician Installing New Furnace

So another great St. Charles spring has rolled around, and your stalwart furnace has been put to bed for a long-deserved rest. But before you wash your hands of it until your fall maintenance check rolls around, is there something you might be forgetting? The certified experts at Jerry Kelly Heating & Air Conditioning think the answer might be yes!

Our specialists have been providing extensive care and quality service to Missouri for a long, long time. When it comes to furnace maintenance, there’s simply no one better! So when it comes to the question of pilot lights, and whether or not they should be shut off during the off-months, you know our answer will be top notch!

Looking for furnace maintenance for your St. Charles home? Call on Jerry Kellytoday to get the highest quality service possible!

Should You Shut Off Your Pilot Light?

Your pilot is a pretty simple, if not highly effective, bit of tech. The basic idea is that the pilot ignites gas as it enters the main burner of your furnace. It could basically be looked at as the catalyst for how your furnace provides heat. But that little blue flame needs fuel, too.

So should shutting off your pilot be part of your furnace maintenance check? Short answer: yes. The long answer, well, it might be a little long. But if you’ve got the time, we have the info!


Considering extinguishing the flame in your home this spring? Awesome idea! If you’re looking for furnace maintenance, or assistance with your pilot light this season, call on the experts at Jerry Kelly to assist! We can make the process quick, easy, and stress free!


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