Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause problems during the coldest Madera days is pretty high on Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert. Overworked Furnaces There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Brian’s Heating & Cooling, 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, resulting in 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 Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 559-675-1681 immediately. It’s important to keep your Madera home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.