Whether you have a heat pump or a furnace as your source of heat during the winter months, it’s important to check if they’re working as they should. If your unit often makes your fuses blow, you’ll need to address the issue before it causes long-term damage to your heating system. Our professional heating service technicians at Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning share some of the most common causes below:
Loose wires. Heating systems often cause vibrations that can loosen internal wires. If a wire becomes loose over time, it can create a short that causes the fuse to blow. You’ll need a professional to keep your furnace wires tight. Doing this yourself can be dangerous, especially if you don’t have the experience or the right equipment.
Water leaks. An occasional water leak in your heating equipment from an attached or nearby humidifier can also cause a blown fuse. This type of problem should be addressed immediately, as the water leaks can cause damage to your system over time. However, if not taken care of right away, water leaks may damage your unit. You’ll likely need a heating and air conditioning repair technician to do this for you to ensure any future leaks don’t occur.
Dirt and debris. If the air filters aren’t changed regularly, they can collect dust and grime that slowly migrates to the blower motor. This will result in it overheating and burning out, which can cause the high limit to fail and break. Fortunately, this won’t normally be a problem if you’ve been cleaning and maintaining your heating system regularly. Otherwise, have it checked and cleaned by a professional technician to ensure your system works properly and prevent another blown fuse.
When it comes to excellent furnace installation and heat pump services, Bill Reynolds Heating & Air Conditioning has got you covered! Call us today at (440) 946-7863 or fill out our convenient online form.