Your furnace is meant to be a lifesaver when you need warmth. Of course, if it isn’t maintained, or repaired properly when it malfunctions, you could end up with a broken furnace that can’t be repaired. Your furnace will also age, and–hopefully, after many, many years–it will need to be replaced, eventually. This is true for all furnace types, from gas to electric. For electric furnace repair and replacement in Huntsville, AL, call the HVAC professionals of R & M Heating and Cooling at 256-763-7535.
Basics of Electric Furnaces
Electric furnaces work by converting electricity into heat with a heating element, or heating coil. When cool air hits the heating element, it absorbs the heat and travels through your home. An electric furnace can convert most incoming electricity into heat, if necessary.
Electricity as a source of heat is a safe, clean option. It’s also usually less expensive to install than other systems and readily available. Of course, there are also potential cons; if you use the system often, the extra electricity use can drive up your bills and become expensive. Because of how it works, the electric furnace can consume a lot of energy if not used efficiently and repaired professionally. While your electric furnace can be highly efficient and lower in upfront costs, how well it operates can depend upon where you live and the costs of electrical power there.
Repairing Electric Furnaces
If your electric furnace shuts off and turns off on its own, it may be time to change the air filter. You should replace the filter every month, even if it looks alright, for better performance. Of course, if that doesn’t help the problem, then it’s time to call for furnace repair. A struggling electric furnace could also be because of a dirty blower. Electric furnaces have blowers to send air to the heating element. Cleaning your blower may solve your problem. If it doesn’t, it’s time to have an HVAC professional take a look.
Furnaces are complex parts of a large system and they must function well in your home to get the heat you need. Trust our HVAC professionals for electric furnace repair and replacement in Huntsville, AL. Call 256-763-7535 today.