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 problems during the coldest Kearney days is pretty high on Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t matter what is going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional.

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 those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning 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 force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 308-624-3485 immediately. It’s important to keep your Kearney home and family safe and warm.