7 Reasons that Furnaces Have Electrical Trouble

7 Reasons that Furnaces Have Electrical Trouble

7 Reasons that Furnaces Have Electrical TroubleWith temperatures once again dropping, it's time to make sure that your furnace is prepared to keep you warm during the coldest stretches of winter weather. At the first sign of furnace trouble, you'll want to call in a reputable HVAC technician who can quickly diagnose the issue and get right to work on repairing it. Here's a look at seven common causes of furnace electrical problems.

Failing Starting Capacitor

As a capacitor malfunctions, intermittent electrical problems can result. The good news is that this issue can be resolved at an affordable cost and in little time.

Clogged Filter

Your furnace's filter should be changed out at some point between three and twelve months, depending on the furnace's thickness. Typically, the thinner the filter, the more often it needs to be replaced. When a furnace filter becomes completely clogged, it can cause a fuse to burn out, which can consequently pose a fire hazard.

Contact with Water

If water is leaking around the furnace, then it's possible that a short could occur.

Bad Blower Motor

A fuse might blow if the blower motor is drawing more power than it should. In most cases, a failing blower motor requires replacement.

Wrong Fuse

If someone previously installed a fuse that was too small for your system, then it should be replaced with one that can handle the relevant capacity.

Dirty Fuse

Dirty HVAC fuses can prevent a proper connection. As part of an annual or semi-annual HVAC maintenance visit, the technician can ensure that your unit is operating with fuses that are clean and the right size.

Loose Wiring

When a furnace vibrates, there's a chance that internal wires will be knocked loose. In such a situation, it can sometimes be tricky to identify the bad wire, but it's typically an easy fix once the relevant wire is located.

If you need furnace repair, be sure to call in an experienced HVAC professional. For heating system repair in Bozeman, Livingston, Manhattan, Belgrade, and Three Forks, MT, contact the experts at Air Controls at (406) 587-6292. Air Controls also offers custom metal fabrication in Bozeman, MT. Feel free to give Air Controls a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your residential or commercial HVAC needs!

Posted: October 24, 2020


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