Common Issues With Your Furnace Transformer

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Common Issues With Your Furnace Transformer

Folks in the Steger, Illinois and Crown Point, Indiana areas have endured some pretty cold days and nights so far this winter season. If past trends hold true, February temperatures will likely hover in the 20 degree to 30 degree range. The bottom line? We need reliable heating.

Many components work together in order for a furnace to operate properly. You may be able to sustain a warm environment if one is out of sync, but for optimal performance and the best home comfort, your furnace needs to be checked and tuned up by a heating professional. Merts Heating & Air Conditioning can help!

While most homeowners are familiar with some of their furnace’s inner workings, like the need for a clean filter, some may even know a little about compressors or even heat exchangers. Did you know you also have a furnace transformer that’s critical to keeping your furnace running at its best?

A furnace transformer is responsible for decreasing or increasing the electrical current or voltage as needed when it enters the furnace from the electric power source for your home. Without it, the proper amount of voltage won’t be available causing a range of heating issues, such as:

  1. No heat at all. – A bad furnace transformer may be the culprit.
  2. Circuit breaker tripping. – A faulty furnace transformer often causes breakers to trip.
  3. Visual signs, such as burn marks, may signal a bad furnace transformer.
  4. Humming isn’t unusual in a properly working furnace transformer, but loud humming, especially if accompanied by vibrating, could mean it needs to be replaced.

If you’ve noticed any of these or other unusual sounds, smells or operating problems with your furnace, call Merts Heating & Air Conditioning today. The Merts team of professionally trained heating experts can repair or replace your furnace transformer efficiently. 

For all your heating system or furnace concerns, make an appointment with Merts Heating & Air Conditioning today. With locations in Steger, Illinois and Crown Point, Indiana, we are available and ready to serve you.