Preventing Your Furnace From Blowing a Fuse
With colder temperatures settling in for the season, the last thing you want to experience is a broken furnace. One common occurrence when your furnace works overtime in the wintertime is a blown fuse.
Causes of Blowing a Fuse
Some of the most common causes of furnace-blown fuses include:
- Damaged wiring in your system
- A saturated air filter
- Thermostat metal frame encountering wiring
- Faulty parts or worn-out components
While some of these fixes may seem like do-it-yourself opportunities, it’s best to contact a qualified HVAC technician to properly diagnose and repair the problem. Furnaces require regular care and maintenance to ensure that they continue to work as intended. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to ensure that your HVAC system can carry the heavy winter load. Take these steps for efficient heating success this winter and beyond.
1. Examine Furnace Fuses and Breaker Boxes
Having your breaker box and furnace fuses inspected by a qualified service professional will help eliminate future problems. Change and replace worn-out fuses, and make sure that your breaker box remains up to code to reduce incidents of failed fuses and even electrical fires that could quickly overtake your home.
2. Change Your Air Filter Frequently
Follow the manufacturer’s directions on when and how to properly change your air filter. A saturated, dirty air filter causes your whole HVAC system to work harder than it should, leading to overworking electrical components as well. Most furnace filters should be changed monthly in winter months to maintain efficient HVAC function and keep indoor air clean.
3. Have Your Furnace Inspected and Maintained Regularly
One of the most important parts of preventing blown fuses is to ensure that your HVAC system is working properly. A qualified HVAC technician will be able to evaluate your system and all its components, making suggestions for repair and replacement of parts that could cause a system failure.
We’ve Got You Covered!
At KW Lang Mechanical, we have the knowledge and skills to maintain your HVAC system and improve its function, no matter what the season. Serving valued clients in the Solon area and beyond since 1927, we provide services such as HVAC installation, repair, maintenance, energy-efficient technology, and indoor air quality inspections. Contact us today for more information on improving your HVAC system and energy efficiency in your home.Tags: Furnace Blown Fuse, Furnace Maintenance, Furnace Repair, Furnace Tips