Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause difficulties through the coldest Circleville days is pretty high on Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is taking place 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 usually 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, Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc can help you out by performing a furnace repair.

Short Circuits
If you have a short circuit in your furnace, it will trip the breaker immediately when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc 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 Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc professional can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc a call at 740-474-5940 immediately. We want to keep your Circleville home and family safe and warm.