Do you have a furnace that keeps blowing its fuse? This is an in-your-face problem that's impossible to ignore, especially as winter approaches – you are obviously in need of some heating repair. Here are some reasons why your furnace keeps behaving in this annoying way?
1. Dirt and Grime Build Up
Without cleaning on a regular basis, dust and debris of all kinds (including deceased insects) will silently keep accumulating in your furnace. Debris collected by the air filter can end up on the blower motor. The motor will then overheat, and the fuse will blow. The fuse itself will lose its connection if it becomes encrusted with dirt.
2. Loosening of One or More Wires
An operational furnace naturally creates vibrations. Unfortunately, these vibrations can cause one or more internal wires to become loose and cause a short. A professional will be able to locate and fix loose wires.
3. Components Wearing Out
Worn parts that become faulty and may lead to the fuse blowing include:
· The Starting Capacitor: If you are experiencing intermittent electrical problems, this may be an indication that the capacitor is failing.
· The Blower Motor: A worn blower motor will tend to draw in too much power, and this may cause a short.
· The Transformer: The transformer ensures that the system uses the right voltage. If it is not in a good working state, a short could result.
· Valves: When a valve is worn and doesn’t open and close efficiently, it will overheat and cause a short.
Don’t try to fix your furnace problems yourself – you will probably only get frustrated. Instead, save yourself from blowing your own fuse by consulting a professional furnace repair service. Please contact us for assistance.