Some homes don’t rely on natural gas to generate heat or energy. Some homes have been switched over to gather energy from the electric grid to generate heat. While natural gas lines are completely safe so long as they have preventative maintenance and annual inspections, some people are concerned with the potential health hazards associated with a gas leak. Electric heat systems are the perfect answer for them. Both a heat pump and an electric furnace rely on electricity to operate, but the electric furnace is far more common. If you require electric heat system repair or replacement in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH, contact Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424 to schedule an appointment.
Types of Electric Heat System Repairs
There are two common electric heat systems that you can have for your entire home. Both work in very different ways, however.
An electric furnace operates similarly to a gas furnace. Electric furnaces blow air through heating elements and up into heating ducts to be distributed throughout the home. This forces cold air down in to the cold air returns, which deliver it back to the furnace to be heated and redistributed. The heating coils are powered by electricity instead of by natural gas. As a result, electric furnaces are somewhat easier to install because they don’t require an exhaust flue to move exhaust outside of the home. There are several components in an electric heater that could require repairs or replacement. The blower or motor can become clogged or overloaded from time to time, requiring a system reset. The blower belt can slip out of place, or become old or worn. The heating elements can short out because of age. The wiring in your electric heat system could become detached. This can cause misfires throughout the entire system if left unchecked. The circuit breakers for your electric furnace are most likely located on or near the furnace itself, so you’ll need to know where the breakers are if one is tripped. Scheduling routine inspections and preventative maintenance can help keep all of these issues from turning in to larger problems. If your electric furnace requires heat system repair in the Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH area, contact the HVAC experts of Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424.
Boilers normally use gas to heat the water in their closed loop. It is possible for them to run on electricity instead. The boiler still heats the water before pushing it through the home to heat each room through radiators. However, electric boilers use electronic components for the heating process. This carries fewer risks associated with natural gas boilers. Electric boilers generate the heat for your radiators, as well as the hot water you use in your bathrooms and kitchen. While gas boilers can spring a gas leak, electric boilers mostly run the risk of electronic components becoming damaged, or interior parts becoming corroded over time. This can be avoided with routine maintenance. To schedule an inspection of the electric boiler in your Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH home or business, call Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424.
A heat pump is similar to central heating and cooling units. The heat pump uses electricity to move air from one point in a home to another. However, it does not generate heat. Furnaces use heating coils and elements to create hot air, while heat pumps absorb heat energy from the surrounding air. It takes heat energy from air outside, even in cold temperatures, to move the heat energy inside. It can take heat energy from air inside the home and move it away to cool it down as well. When the heat pump is creating heat for your home, it essentially operates as an air conditioning unit but in reverse. It also contains many of the same parts, including an expansion valve and a compressor. As a result, a refrigerant leak can be a big issue if not detected and diagnosed early on. If you need your heat pump inspected, repaired, or replaced in Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH, call the certified professional of Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424.
The Trusted Name in Electric Heat System Repair
Electric heaters should be inspected just as often as other home heating units to ensure that the parts are all connected properly, as well as that nothing is corroded or damaged. One disconnected part could cause electrical damage to other parts of the system. Regular inspections and maintenance can ensure any small amounts of damage can be caught and repaired early, minimizing the potential damage to the entire unit. Woolace & Johnson has had its plumbers and HVAC technicians trained and certified to handle any brand of electric heater, as well as any issues that could come up. From a busted electrical component to a complete unit meltdown, we can handle any size problem. If your electric heat system needs repairs in the Stryker, Bryan, and Napoleon, OH area, contact the trusted experts of Woolace & Johnson at 419-546-8424 to schedule an appointment today.