The heating system in your home can be affected by different issues after winter storms. Therefore, some repairs need to be done to ensure your system is working when you need heat. The following furnace repairs may be needed to get your home warm during winter weather:
Electrical Problems Due to Storms
The electrical controls of your heating system can be the cause of your heating system failures after storms. This is often due to moisture problems, but electrical storms can also cause damage during winter weather. No matter the cause of the problems, the electric components of your furnace that have been damaged will need to be replaced. The parts that may need to be replaced can be wires, capacitors, or furnace controls panels.
Damage to Ductwork After Winter Storms
The ductwork in your home can also be affected by winter storms. This can often be due to snow, which causes moisture problems when it melts. Some of the issues with damage to ductwork after winter storms that you need to look for include:
- Duct insulation that has fallen off after storms
- Moisture inside the ductwork
- Problems with air leaks at joints in the ductwork
- Damage where the ductwork connects to the furnace air handler
You will want to make sure to repair any damage to your ductwork when doing repairs. This will prevent problems with air leaks and mold.
Problems With the Furnace Blower Motor
The furnace blower fan can also be affected by issues after winter storms. One of the problems is due to moisture getting into the motor. This can cause it to fail and damage the electrical wiring of the motor. The moisture can also cause problems with damage to other components or corrosion that reduces airflow. If your blower has been affected by the storm, it may need to be replaced.
Issues With the Air Handler and Furnace Components
The air handler is where the furnace is connected to the ductwork. This is often where your filter is located, which may need to be changed after a storm. In addition, if there is any moisture that has gotten into the system, it can cause issues with other furnace components. These issues can be electrical problems, or damaged pilot lights, or heating elements of gas furnaces. These are minor problems that need to be repaired after storms to ensure your heating is working efficiently.
The winter weather can sometimes be severe and cause issues with your heating system. Contact a repair service for any furnace repairs.