What is causing my furnace's electrical problem?

What is causing my furnace's electrical problem?

What is causing my furnace's electrical problem?As temperatures drop lower and lower, it's all the more important that your furnace is working reliably. When a furnace malfunctions, electrical trouble is often to blame. At the first indication of furnace failure, you'll want to have an experienced HVAC professional come by to conduct an inspection. At Air Controls, our technicians are experts at identifying and repairing furnace problems. We'll make sure that your furnace is functioning efficiently and can be trusted to keep you comfortably warm throughout the wintertime.

Common Sources of Furnace Electrical Trouble

A bad starting capacitor is often to blame for furnace electrical trouble. The starting capacitor does the important job of providing the power surge to get the blower motor and fan going. Problems with starting capacitors can usually be taken care of quickly and without breaking the bank.

A clogged filter is another source of electrical issues in furnaces. When a filter becomes clogged up, debris may get into the blower motor, leading to overheating. In turn, a fuse may burn out, which could create a fire risk. While regularly using your furnace in the wintertime, it's recommended to change your filter monthly.

If you have a malfunctioning blower motor, then you could end up with a blown fuse, which may occur if the blower motor is sucking up more power than it should be. Also, during a standard HVAC maintenance visit, we can replace any fuses that are dirty and at risk of causing poor connections.

You'll also want to be mindful of a few other common sources of furnace electrical trouble. One issue that should be taken care of ASAP is any water that is leaking into the furnace area, which could cause a short. Also, loose wiring could cause a short. Wires may become loose after years of vibrations in the furnace.

Furnace Repair in Bozeman, MT

If you need furnace service in Bozeman and the surrounding area, contact Air Controls at (406) 587-6292. Our local HVAC company can expertly take care of your home's heating and cooling needs. Feel free to give us a call today to make an appointment!

Posted: November 2021

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