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 throughout the coldest Moline days is pretty high on Freed Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Freed Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we usually 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 several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Freed 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Freed Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Freed Heating & Air Conditioning professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-323-9584 immediately. We want to keep your Moline home and family safe and warm.