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Tripped Circuits Bothering Your Heat? Here’s What to Do

With more homeowners depending on electric heating devices, power surges can be a real problem. Even modern gas furnaces rely on electric ignition systems that still require a minor amount of power, which can be problematic when you have none. And with generator prices getting more expensive, it’s becoming clear that staying on top of power fluctuations is a top priority here in Florida.

Many power fluctuations are out of our control, especially when they happen in the middle of the night or during a bad storm. But sometimes they’re directly a result of poor wiring in a home, a faulty component in your heating system, or even the result of an inefficient system that is sized improperly for your house. In this case, heating repair in Rockledge, FL can offer a solution to the problem–or at least a professional diagnosis at first.

Learn More About the Problem

First of all, modern homes have a lot of electrical components. This means that it’s going to be nearly impossible to figure out what’s wrong with your heating system by just starting with “an electrical issue.” Here are just a few common electrical problems that can cause a heating malfunction.

  • Tripped circuits. This is a classic problem and one that’s usually caused by an electric furnace. Since these units draw a lot of power, they can sometimes cause your circuits to trip and an entire section of your electrical panel to be shut down. This could be due to a number of different reasons, all of which require professional support.
  • Electric furnace is running into problems. Your electric furnace could also have an internal problem such as a faulty coil or a broken switch. These can be fixed or replaced pretty quickly.
  • Electric ignition failure. For gas furnace owners, a common electrical problem can be found in the electrical ignition system. Without it, the gas can’t ignite and the unit will fail to heat your home.
  • Blow fan malfunction. The blower fan in any heating system requires a steady flow of electricity, albeit a very small amount. Without this electricity, your fan system might not work and your home might be cold and uncomfortable.

Be sure to call our team for expert diagnosis so we can accurately identify the problem at hand.

Electricity Is Required

Many homeowners don’t necessarily equate the electrical systems in their homes with their HVAC systems–but the two are interwoven. In fact, very few heating systems operate without electricity these days, and even the ones that do are not very energy efficient. It turns out that electrical ignition systems and other modern components help to remove energy or fuel waste from your heat.

So, long story short, don’t assume that you don’t need electricity in order for your heating system to function properly. More often than not, you do need electricity, and those tripped circuits are actively making your home more uncomfortable with each hour.

This is a problem that needs to be addressed by a licensed professional HVAC technician who can diagnose the problem properly and get your heating back up.

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