If you find yourself dealing with furnace electrical problems, such as your furnace repeatedly causing a fuse to burn out, it’s imperative that you immediately reach out to a qualified HVAC repair professional to resolve your issue. Although the source of the problem could ultimately be your electrical system itself, since the problem involves the operation and functionality of your furnace, it’s wise to reach out to an HVAC specialist first.
Because there are a number of possible causes for furnace electrical problems, and because the problem can be intermittent rather than consistent, it may take a full analysis and assessment of your furnace and HVAC system in order to get to the root of the fuse issue. Here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling, our technicians always ask a series of questions that will help them identify the source of the problem. It’s important that homeowners share clear and specific details related to the problem at hand, and provide our technician with as much information and insight as possible.
TROUBLESHOOTING THE PROBLEM
Our experienced HVAC technicians will perform a series of checkups on your system to determine which of the common issues may be affecting and causing your furnace electrical problems. There are a number of typical issues that can result in electrical problems with your furnace, including, but not limited to the following:
- Dirty, clogged filters – If you have failed to change the air filter on your furnace for an extended period of time, chances are that dust, dirt, and even debris may have made its way into the blower motor, causing it to overheat from time to time, and resulting in a fuse burn out. Our team will simply replace the dirty filter, install a new furnace fuse and perform a system cleaning.
- Loose wires – Over time, when your furnace is running, and typically vibrating during use, internal system wires can become loose. If a system wire becomes too loose it can cause an electrical short in your system, resulting in insufficient heat flow to your home. Our technicians will inspect all the system wires to identify the problematic wire, and will then replace it.
- A dirty, or wrong fuse – If a fuse was previously installed in your furnace system, which was too small to handle its overall heating capacity, you will find yourself faced with consistent fuse blow outs. In addition, the HVAC fuse may very well be covered in grime and soot and therefore, may not be able to connect sufficiently, and will ultimately fail over time. Our technicians will either replace the fuse with an appropriate sized fuse or replace the existing fuse that is covered in soot with a new furnace fuse.
- Capacitor failure – If the HVAC system capacitor is beginning to fail, you will experience intermittent furnace electrical problems, which will most likely precede ongoing problems over time. Our technicians will replace your capacitor, which will solve the problem efficiently.
- Failed blower motor – If the blower motor on your system fails, it can cause fuses to blow out. As the blower motor becomes less functional, the strain on the motor may cause the shorts you are experiencing. If this is the source of your problem, our certified techs will replace the blower motor.
- A transformer failure – If your home electrical system is equipped to handle 120 volts, your heating system will require a transformer to provide proper voltage needed to operate the system’s controls, timers, and ignition. If the transformer starts to fail, it will cause blow outs. When this is the source of the problem, our technicians will need to replace the transformer.
THE TEAM OF PROFESSIONALS YOU CAN TRUST
Here at South Nashville Heating and Cooling we recognize that furnace electrical problems can be quite challenging and frustrating. A complete assessment and diagnosis is typically needed in order to identify and resolve the problem. With that said, you’ve surely come to the right place. A team of dedicated professionals is here to handle your every need, and want to remind you that routine maintenance of your HVAC system will help you to avoid these, and many other, problems from occurring. Don’t delay. Contact our team today!