7 Reasons that Furnace's Have Electrical Trouble

7 Reasons that Furnace's Have Electrical Trouble

Fall is here and soon you'll be relying on your furnace to keep you warm through the chilly desert nights. Because furnace issues can be challenging to troubleshoot, it's generally best to leave diagnostics to an experienced HVAC professional. Still, when your furnace has electrical issues, there are some common causes of trouble that you can consider. Here's a look at seven sources of furnace electrical trouble.

Faulty Blower Motor

When an electric furnace fuse blows, it is often because the blower motor is drawing too much power. In most cases, this means the blower motor will need to be replaced.

Dirty Fuse

HVAC fuses tend to accumulate gunk that prevents the fuse from properly connecting. By getting annual or semi-annual HVAC maintenance, you can ensure that you're operating with good fuses.

Bad Starting Capacitor

A bad starting capacitor can cause periodic electrical issues. The good news is that this is usually a cheap fix and can be done quite easily.

Clogged Filter

Furnace filters should always be changed out at the instructed interval, which can range from three to twelve months, depending on the thickness of the filter. If a furnace filter goes uncleaned, it can cause a fuse to burn out, potentially creating a fire hazard.

Wrong Type of Fuse

If someone installed a fuse that was too small for your heating system, then it'll need to be replaced with one that can handle the capacity.

Contact with Water

A short could be caused by any water that is leaking around the furnace.

Loose Wiring

Due to extended periods of vibrating, internal wires can get jarred loose. It can sometimes be difficult to identify the bad wire, but once the wire is identified the fix is simple.

If you need heating system repair, be sure to get in touch with a reputable HVAC professional. For furnace repair in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, La Quinta, Rancho Mirage, Indio, and throughout the Coachella Valley, contact the experts at PB Mechanical Air Services at (760) 292-3274. Feel free to give PB Mechanical Air Services a call today to schedule an appointment for any of your residential or commercial HVAC needs!

Posted: October 15, 2020

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