How to concernshoot a baseboard heater

Baseboard heating systems periodically malfunction just care about other machines, and you may need to concernshoot it, if a circuit breaker trips anytime you switch on your baseboard heater, you have a short somewhere in your gas furnace.

To inspect and service this, you will first turn off power in the circuit breaker box. This will protect you from getting electrocuted because a blown fuse doesn’t mean there is no electric current. Then inspect the electrical components and the wire affixions. Follow the wire from the electrical panel to see if there are crushed wires or burnt wire terminals. Ensure all wires are intact and affixed to your temperature control, using a multimeter, you can check for any continuity in the wires leading to the temperature control, electrical panels, and circuit breaker, however replace your temperature control if there is continuity to wires leading to the temperature control! Also, upgrade your temperature control if it cannot turn off the unit. If a baseboard gas furnace runs for a short while before tripping the circuit breaker, check the total amperage load of your circuit breaker. A circuit breaker with a high enough amperage will handle the heat load. A circuit breaker should exceed the heater’s total amperage by over 120 percent. If the amperage is adequate, you will need to check for loose affixions. To service a circuit breaker, switch off the power and wait for it to cool, and then upgrade it with a size proposed by the manufacturer. If the baseboard gas furnace doesn’t turn on, switch off the power and remove the temperature control, check the continuity and upgrade your temperature control if there is no continuity. Clean your gas furnace to prevent a burning odor from the unit.

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