Electrical furnaces use coils or similar components to create heat. Some units use a fan to help distribute that heat, while others simply rely on the principles of radiant heating to transfer the warm temperatures. Electrical furnaces differ from more traditional forced-air furnaces, which burn natural gas to generate heat. Here in Park Ridge IL, electric furnace repair is usually provided by any qualified company that offers “traditional” (gas-powered) furnace repair. The problems they need to address can often differ from that of other types of furnaces, however.
Here are 3 common issues connected with electric furnace repair.
- No heat
A lack of heat can be caused by an electrical short in the system, which prevents it from getting power. That can being an overloaded circuit, faulty wiring, trouble with the fan motor or an issue with any other electrical component. A trained technician can hunt down the source of the electrical problem and replace the faulty component.
- Low amounts of heat
This differs from no heat at all in that you’re getting at least a little. But it never reaches the levels you want, which can actually be worse than no heat at all sine you can limp forward with the issue and possibly cause further damage to your heater as a result. Low levels of heat can be caused by clogged air filters, blocked air filters or a problem in the heating mechanism.
- Rapid cycling
Rapid cycling means that the furnace turns on and off multiple times in succession. It’s a problem because that uses a lot of energy, as well as increasing wear and tear on internal components. The issue can stem from a clogged blower, a problem with the fan motor, or a thermostat that is incorrectly reading the temperature in your home.
Here at Shavitz Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer professional heating system services in Park Ridge, IL including furnace repair all the time, and we know how to respond quickly to a service call. In Park Ridge IL, electric furnace repair needs to be fast and efficient before the next cold front rolls in. Give us a call if you have a problem, and let us show you what we can do!