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Signs of a Problem With Your Electric Heat Strips


Because heating our homes isn’t often on our minds in Florida’s warm weather as much as cooling them, we might not have given a lot of thought on how to keep our homes warm during the occasional cold weather. This is a reason that electric heat strips are a great option, since they allow you to convert an AC into a part-time heater at a low-cost… there’s no need for a second system.

Call Air On Demand for reliable heating repair in Miami, FL. We offer straightforward pricing so you always know you are getting a fair price. Call us for both excellent heat strip installation and heat strip repair.

How to tell you have problems with your electric heat strips

An electric heat strip looks like a series of coils. It attaches to the air handler on an air conditioning system and then heats the air coming out of the blower (with the AC in “fan only” mode). Essentially, it converts the air handler into a small-scale electric furnace.

Like any electronic system, a heat strip can malfunction and stop working. If your air conditioner is only blowing room temperature air when you turn on the heat strip, it’s most likely broken and will either need repairs or replacement. Because of the danger of an electric shock, you should only entrust this work to a professional.

If you feel the heat you get from your air handler is insufficient, although still present, the issue may not be a malfunction, but improper sizing of the electric strips. These units come in many different sizes, ranging in capacity from 8,500 BTUs to 85,000 BTUs—if you have the wrong one for the size of your home, you won’t get sufficient heat. (Or it could go the opposite way and you will receive too much heat, and will also likely trip a circuit breaker.) Always make sure professionals install your electric strips to avoid these issues.

Air On Demand has NATE-certified technicians on staff to help you when you have trouble with the electric heat strips in your house. NATE certification means repair technicians with the best training possible to deliver you the heating repair in Miami, FL that will restore the comfort in your home.