New electric furnace problems alert us to wiring issues in the new house

After years with a central heater, it was finally time to have it changed. The number of furnace/heater tune-up calls we made to the local heating and cooling provider was enough to tell us we were wasting money. The HVAC technician we were working with to service our failing HVAC equipment recommended installing an electric furnace. I’d thought of something cheaper and less maintenance demanding, like a boiler which I expected would probably need boiler repair after years of working without issues. Still, the HVAC repairman assessed and told us our best chance was in the electricity-powered furnace. At least I was familiar with changing the furnace filter or cleaning in case we got a renewable one, so it was a good idea. We didn’t even enjoy the heater because the heating contractor did troubleshooting after they finished installation, and the heating technology needed to be more responsive. The only cause of this issue was a wiring issue in our house. I had not encountered any other issues with electrical wiring in the house or any equipment in it, but the heating device refused to work. I had to call the electrician to handle it, which meant the project took longer than anticipated. Looking back, I’m thankful that I had to change the HVAC system in the house because the way our wiring was set up would have only been a few months before everything got affected. The issue didn’t even damage the heating equipment, so I couldn’t count it as a loss because I’ve heard worse stories of high or low-voltage damaging new equipment. A few delays were nothing.

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