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Electric Heating Services in Southeast Wisconsin

Wisconsin winters are cold and reliable heating is crucial. Trawicki Electric can help ensure that your home stays properly heated this winter with routine maintenance and comprehensive repairs when/if needed.

What are the risks of a broken heating system in the winter?

If you have any suspicions or concerns regarding your home’s heating system as winter approaches, do not wait to have it inspected by a professional. A broken heater can lead to much more severe and expensive damage.

Electrical heating maintenance for Wisconsin residents

Frozen Pipes

As temperatures drop, ice accumulates. Water pipes can freeze and potentially burst if there’s enough pressure built up. This can also lead to hydronic systems like hot water heaters and steam radiators to fail as water stops flowing to them. Any of these scenarios will be far more expensive than having your electric heating system inspected and repaired by a professional.

Uneven Air Flow & Temperature

Faulty electric heating systems can lead to uneven airflow, causing some rooms to be much colder than others. This can be caused by a variety of issues, so it’s best to have a professional inspect your house and recommend the best solution. If we can’t fix it, we’ll recommend someone who can.

Electric Furnace Issues & Solutions

The furnace won't turn on.

Potential Cause:

  1. No Power.
  2. The switch is off.
  3. Motor overload.

Solution:

  1. Check for blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers at the main entrance panel, at separate entrance panel, and on the furnace. Restore circuit.
  2. Turn on the separate power switch on the furnace.
  3. Wait 30 min. Press the reset button. Repeat if needed.

Not enough heat.

Potential Cause:

  1. The thermostat is set too low.
  2. The filter is dirty.
  3. The blower is clogged.
  4. Registers closed/blocked.
  5. System out of balance.
  6. The blower belt is loose or broken.
  7. The element is faulty.

Solution:

  1. Raise thermostat setting 5 degrees.
  2. Clean or replace the filter.
  3. Clean blower assembly.
  4. Make sure all registers are open and not blocked by anything.
  5. Balance system.
  6. Adjust or replace the belt.
  7. Contact Trawicki Electric.

The furnace turns on/off repeatedly.

Potential Cause:

  1. The filter is dirty.
  2. Motor and/or blower needs lubrication.
  3. The blower is clogged.

Solution:

  1. Clean or replace the filter.
  2. If the motor and blower have oil ports, lubricate.
  3. Clean blower assembly.

The blower won’t stop running.

Potential Cause:

  1. Blower control is set incorrectly.
  2. Relays are faulty.

Solution:

  1. Reset thermostat from ON to AUTO.
  2. Contact Trawicki Electric.

The furnace is noisy.

Potential Cause:

  1. Access panels are loose.
  2. Belts sticking, worn, or damaged.
  3. Blower belt too loose or tight.
  4. Motor and/or blower needs lubrication.

Solution:

  1. Mount and fasten access panels correctly.
  2. Apply fan belt dressing to squeaky belts, replace worn or damaged belts.
  3. Adjust belt.
  4. If the motor and blower have oil ports, lubricate.

What are the other common electrical causes of heating issues during winter?

 

Broken Thermostats

Sometimes the issue is caused by faulty electrical components and wiring in the thermostat itself. Repairing the existing thermostat or installing a new one are both options to fix the issue - whichever is best can be determined by a Trawicki Electric professional.

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