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 throughout the coldest Montoursville days is pretty high on Airmen HVAC Service’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Airmen HVAC Service can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert.

Overworked Furnaces
Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Airmen HVAC Service 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Airmen HVAC Service right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Airmen HVAC Service expert 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 Airmen HVAC Service a call at 570-322-3131 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Montoursville home and family safe and warm.