Turn off gas furnace pilot light?

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Old 08-29-19, 06:10 PM
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Turn off gas furnace pilot light?

I don't see using gas furnace for another 3-4 months. I went up to the attic to shut off the gas valve and turn off pilot light. But I could not locate the pilot light. Carrier gas furnace manual has no mention of pilot light. Turn on the gas control valve (attached) and open the gas supply valve, and thermostat switch will ignite the gas. Please confirm that this kind of system does not have pilot light. Thank you.

I have a related question. Gas water heater has a pilot light. Is there a reason why I should not keep thermostat (on the water tank) at Pilot for months?
 
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There’s no pilot light on that furnace.
 
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Old 08-29-19, 09:05 PM
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Most manufacturers stopped using standing pilots in the early 90s.

yours is equipped with a hot surface igniter.
 
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Thank you. This is my first gas furnace.
 
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Old 09-03-19, 08:04 PM
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get it checked every 2-3 years. once it hits like 15 years, get it checked every year.

it's important for safety.
 
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My unit is about 12 years old. What do I need to check yearly? Flame is where it is supposed to be?
 
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A professional cleaning would involve pulling out the burners for cleaning. The gas orifices would be cleaned. The heat exchanger would be checked for excessive rust or rust thru damage.
 
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Thank you. Will do as advised.
 
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What would be a professional or semiprofessional carbon monoxide meter for home use? I have CO alarms installed in bedrooms. But I would like to have a reader, too. Thank you.
 

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A non-UL listed low level CO detector.
The UL listed models available from hardware stores can be worthless, they aren’t programmed to alarm till around 70 PPM CO.
 
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