Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties through 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 some reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician.

Overworked Furnaces
There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—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 instantly when you turn it on. If you believe 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, resulting in 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 technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-306-8990 immediately. We want to keep your Genoa home and family safe and warm.