Every house doesn’t have the facility of the natural gas pipeline to supply power to the ovens, stoves, heating systems, and laundry machines. When it is about supplying warmth in winters for these houses, there are numerous options available. The electric heater comes first to mind as it is reliable and needs no more maintenance than a natural gas system, and can be long-lasting too. But even with the best maintenance, an electric furnace may encounter various furnace issues. Below, we have made a list of some of the common furnace problems, so you’ll know when to contact a licensed furnace technician for furnace maintenance.
1. Sequencer problems
An electric furnace functions properly when a series of electric heating elements are turned on that produce heat via coils, similar to the heating elements in an electric oven or a toaster. But they all can’t be turned on simultaneously as this will overload the circuit. Rather, the sequencer operates to switch the elements on and off. A malfunctioned sequencer can be the reason for a tripped circuit breaker or an electric furnace that is not producing sufficient heating elements to produce adequate warmth.
2. Damaged heating elements
The heating elements in an electric furnace can blow or not work because of the cracked wiring. If this occurs to your electric furnace, you’ll probably find a detectable reduction in the warmth in your home. Still, an HVAC furnace technician from Heating Experts can repair or replace the damaged heating elements to fix the functioning of the furnace.
3. Burned blower motor
The blower motor operates the fan that sends out air via the heating elements and into the ventilation system. If the blower motor loses lubrication or gathers too much dust, dirt, or debris, it can heat up and merge the wires in its case. If your electric furnace’s fan is not working at all, you might think of replacing a burnt-out motor.
4. Malfunctioned electric wires
Electric problems cause more heating system failures, and this involves heat pumps and gas furnaces as well. Corroding or loose wiring and broken relays are the most common furnace problems that can create an electric furnace issue. The connection between the furnace and the thermostat can break down, which can stop the furnace from turning on or turning off. For a quick and correct repair, hire an electric furnace repair technician from Heating Experts to diagnose the problem accurately and implement the proper repair process.
5. Damaged limit control
The limit control switch is a process designed to prevent overheating in an electric furnace. A malfunctioned limit control may shut the furnace off when it tries to turn on. Or it may not turn the furnace off for overheating. Usually, you can handle it with limit control switch replacement.
Note that you must hire a licensed HVAC professional for accurate repair work and to handle common problems in an electric furnace. People usually think that only gas furnaces need professional attention, but electric furnaces also require it. You can contact Heating Experts for electric and gas furnace installation, repair, and maintenance.