Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause problems throughout the coldest Genoa days is pretty high on Assured Appliance and Heating & Air’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Assured Appliance and Heating & Air can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert. Overworked Furnaces There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re generally preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Assured Appliance and Heating & Air can help you out by doing a furnace repair. Short Circuits If you have a short circuit in your furnace, it will trip the breaker promptly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Assured Appliance and Heating & Air right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, initiating fires or other serious damages. Wiring Problems Faulty installation or loose connections can cause your furnace to short circuit and trip your circuit breaker. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Assured Appliance and Heating & Air expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-293-0047 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Genoa home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.