Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications through the coldest Marshfield days is pretty high on House of Heating Incorporated’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. House of Heating Incorporated can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, House of Heating Incorporated 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 House of Heating Incorporated right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, causing fires or other serious damages.

Wiring Problems
Faulty installation or loose connections can cause your furnace to short circuit and trip your circuit breaker. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your House of Heating Incorporated technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give House of Heating Incorporated a call at 715-384-3163 immediately. We want to keep your Marshfield home and family safe and warm.