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Why An Electric Furnace May Cause Flickering Lights


By Dave Rongey - Summary:

Why do lights in the house flicker when the electric furnace comes on? Troubleshooting Heating Furnace and Electrical Problems.

Electric Furnace and Power Problems

Electrical Repair Question: Why do lights in the house flicker when the electric furnace comes on?

Can you help?

This home electrical repair question came from: Rick, a Homeowner from Elizabeth, Pennsylvania.

Dave’s Reply:
Thanks for your electric repair question Rick.

Electric Furnace Circuit Problems

Application: HVAC and Furnace Problem.
Skill Level: Advanced – a Licensed Electrical Contractor should be consulted right away.
Tools Required: Basic Electricians Pouch Hand Tools, Ammeter and Voltage Tester.
Estimated Time: Depends on age of the home, the condition of the electrical system and available access to electrical components.
Precaution: Electrical troubleshooting of this level is best performed by a qualified electrical contractor.

Troubleshooting an Electric Furnace

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