Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems
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Learning About Commercial HVAC Systems

3 Types Of Furnace Maintenance That Keep Your Electric Furnace In Good Shape

Isaiah Chapman

An electric furnace may not get coated with soot like a gas furnace does, but an electric furnace still needs annual cleaning and preventative maintenance. Your furnace will be less costly to operate, and it will have a longer life if it is maintained properly. Here are some things a furnace maintenance technician might do to keep your electric furnace in good shape.

1. Clean Off Dust And Debris

The main components of an electric furnace are the blower and the heating elements. These parts can get dusty or clogged with debris, such as lint. This happens because the air from your home is pulled in the furnace, and that means some dust and tiny debris can get pulled in and coat the blower fan or the heating elements.

A furnace maintenance technician might need to clean the blower, motor, and elements to get rid of dust buildup. Dust causes your furnace to operate less efficiently, and it can even cause your furnace to malfunction. If dust buildup causes the blower motor to overheat, the furnace might shut down as a way of protecting the equipment. That's why it's good to start the heating season off with a clean blower and clean heating elements.

2. Test The Heating Elements

Your furnace probably has more than one heating element. Electronic parts control the elements so they don't all fire at once. Instead, a sequencer turns on the elements one at a time so your furnace doesn't blow a fuse.

The maintenance technician may test the electronic parts that control the elements to see if any are weak, bad, or loose. They'll also look at the elements to make sure the wires are in good shape and not corroded. If an element looks like it might not last much longer, the technician might replace it rather than wait for it to fail.

3. Inspect The Motor

The blower motor is responsible for spinning the blower fan in the furnace. The motor can develop problems, especially as the furnace ages. The maintenance technician will probably inspect the motor for signs of wear and damage. If your furnace doubles as the air handler for your central air conditioner, the blower also operates during the summer, so it gets a lot of wear.

The motor can burn out if your furnace isn't working well. Plus, parts in the motor can go bad. The technician might need to make repairs to the motor or replace it. However, if your furnace is fairly new, the blower motor should last for many years as long as a furnace maintenance technician inspects, cleans, and services it every year.