Calgary Electric Furnace Repair: DIY or Technician?
Electric furnaces, or forced air furnaces, are the most common furnaces found in many homes across Canada. Electricity is a fairly cheap source of fuel (though it certainly doesnâ€™t seem that way come bill time!) and this style of heating is efficient even in bitterly cold winters. Calgary heating technicians are often called in to help deal with electric furnace repair, so there are many experts in the field, including Yours Truly from Clearview Plumbing and Heating!
There are some electric furnace repairs which homeowners can do on their own and some which should most certainly be done by a service technician. Weâ€™ll look at which is which in this article!
Calgary Electric Furnace Repair: The Furnace Wonâ€™t Run – DIY
If the furnace wonâ€™t run, chances are itâ€™s because of something silly and aside from paying for someone to flip the switch on; you donâ€™t really want the embarrassment! In many cases, the reason for the furnace not turning on boils down to the following:
- The furnace switch is off
- The breaker for the furnace is off
- A blown fuse
If you have a blown fuse, getting a service technician to fix it might be a good idea, depending on how comfortable you are working around electricity. You should be able to fix it, but if youâ€™re completely uncomfortable, get help.
Calgary Electric Furnace Repair: The Electrical System is Shot: Technician
The furnace is regulated by an electrical system and if itâ€™s shot, all manner of problems will occur with your furnace, including the fact that it wonâ€™t turn on, it might only work sporadically, or rooms wonâ€™t warm up very well or at all. Calling a service technician may be necessary at this point because the electrical system can be quite dangerous to work with if you donâ€™t have the right tools and experience.
Calgary Electric Furnace Repair: The Furnace isnâ€™t Blowing Air Out Right: DIY/Technician
One of the most common problems is when the furnace isnâ€™t blowing air out right; itâ€™s not blowing out enough hot air or itâ€™s has trouble blowing out air consistently. Sometimes, this is something you can fix on your own and sometimes you need help, so start on your own. A common problem with furnaces is that there is a dirty furnace filter which needs to be replaced. A damaged furnace filter can call all manner of damage to your heating abilities, but itâ€™s easy to fix-just replace it! On the other hand, if the problem is something to do with a broken fan or the electrical work, you might want to call a heating technician to get you some help.
Electrical furnaces are, by and large, fairly low maintenance but they do require a bit of care so that they have the longest lifespan possible and can keep your home warm all throughout the worst Calgary has to offer! If your furnace breaks down, there are some things you can do and some things you should pass off to a qualified heating technician.
Is your furnace acting flaky and you donâ€™t know what to do? Call Clearview Plumbing and Heating atâ€¦ Weâ€™ll be glad to help 24/7.
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