Keep your electric furnace in top working order by maintaining and cleaning the unit. Knowing which tasks you can do yourself and which are meant for a professional is important for the proper care of your unit. Take this quiz to see how well you know how to repair an electric furnace.
What may be the result of improperly installed heating ducts?
lower power bills
Why is adequate insulation important for sufficient heating?
prevents heat loss
What is a disadvantage of an electric furnace?
hard to maintain
How often should you professionally service your electric furnace?
twice every year
once every year
every two years
Who is qualified to repair the furnace's heating elements?
What may result if a heat register is blocked?
not enough heat
too much heat
What can be done for a squeaking belt?
Wipe with mineral oil.
Wipe with vinegar
Spray with fan belt dressing.
What should you do if the furnace motor overloads?
Wait 30 minutes.
Press the reset button.
If the furnace does not run and you have tried all the suggested troubleshooting steps, what should you do?
Call a professional.
Buy a new furnace.
Replace the heating relays.
What is an oil port?
opening for lubrication
Portuguese fortified wine
opening for fuel
What will happen if the thermostat is set to ON?
start and stop
will not run
What is the reason to set the thermostat to AUTO?
to maintain the set temperature
to run all the time
to remain off
What may be done if the blower's belt makes noise?