What is causing my furnace's electrical trouble?

What is causing my furnace's electrical trouble?


What is causing my furnace's electrical trouble?Year after year, your furnace works hard to keep you warm throughout the frigid North Dakota winters. After years of use, this inevitably leads to issues with your furnace. In many cases, furnace electrical issues are the cause of heating system trouble. At River City Heating & Air, our HVAC technicians are experts at fixing furnace electrical issues. We'll make sure that your family is able to stay reliably warm for the entire winter.

Common Sources of Furnace Electrical Problems

A faulty starter capacitor is one common source of furnace electrical problems. The starting capacitor provides the power surge to get the blower motor and fan up and running effectively. If your furnace does have a malfunctioning starting capacitor, the capacitor can be replaced in little time and at a relatively low cost.

When a bad blower motor is drawing more power than it should, you may end up with a blown fuse. Also, a fuse could burn out if your furnace filter gets clogged up to the point that debris is building up in the blower motor. This is something that could pose a fire hazard, so you'll want to replace filters regularly. During periods of heavy use in the wintertime, filters should be replaced once a month. When you have a technician come out for routine HVAC maintenance, filters and fuses can be replaced as needed.

You'll want to be mindful of a couple other common causes of furnace electrical trouble. For one, shorts are sometimes caused by water that is leaking in the area of the furnace. As soon as you notice that water is accumulating in the furnace's vicinity, you'll want to promptly address the leak. Also, loose wiring commonly causes shorts in furnaces. After years of vibrations while the furnace is in use, wires may start loosening.

Furnace Repair in Bismarck, ND

When you need heating system repair in Bismarck and the surrounding area, contact River City Heating & Air at (701) 561-0804. Our local HVAC company can address any of your residential or commercial heating system needs. Feel free to give us a call today to schedule an appointment!


River City Heating & Air Blog
Posted: January 2022

Written and Published By MORBiZ





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