The great thing about an electric furnace is if you stay on top of getting yearly maintenance checks, your system should work flawlessly. However, as your electric furnace gets older, there are a few repair issues that may arise. It is important to be aware of these issues so that you can address them immediately if they occur.
1. Faulty Wiring
With an electrical furnace, the wiring is essential to the overall flow and production of your system. If any of the system's wirings gets damaged or frayed over time, it can impact the entire performance of your unit. During your yearly maintenance inspections, the inspector should check all the electric components and replace any that are getting worn out. The inspector should also tighten up any loose connections.
However, if your unit suddenly stops running or the unit keeps tripping the circuit breaker, that is generally a sign that something is wrong with the electrical components.
2. Blower Motor
The blower fan has to run continuously when the unit is on in order for you to enjoy the warm air. If your furnace suddenly stops blowing out air, the blower motor for the blower fan needs some attention. When the lubrication wears down on the blower motor, friction will be created by metal-on-metal parts rubbing against each other. This can cause the motor to overheat and stop working. If your furnace isn't blowing out hot air, you need to apply the proper lubricants on the blower motor's bearings to get things working again. This should be done once the blower motor has had time to cool off.
3. Heating Element
With an electric furnace, heating elements are used to transfer heat to the air that is then pushed through your home. Over time, due to age and normal wear and tear, heating elements can get damaged or stop working entirely.
Heating elements tend to fade out slowly. You may notice that you have to keep turning your thermostat up to get your home to the right comfort level. When that starts to happen, one or more of your heating elements may need to be replaced. Your furnace will keep working, as it generally has multiple heating elements. However, it will not produce enough heat.
Electrical furnaces, with regular yearly maintenance checks, are relatively easy to take care of. However, sometimes issues will arise, and now that you know what these issues are, you will have an easier time spotting them and knowing to call for help should they impact your furnace. For more information, contact a heating repair company.