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 complications during the coldest Racine days is pretty high on Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we commonly 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 remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc a call at 262-358-9468 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Racine home and family safe and warm.