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 through the coldest Ellsworth days is pretty high on Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC can help you identify 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 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 that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC a call at 715-318-6728 immediately. We want to keep your Ellsworth home and family safe and warm.