Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause complications through the coldest McMurray days is pretty high on Kowalski Heating & Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Kowalski Heating & Cooling can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional. Overworked Furnaces Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Kowalski Heating & Cooling 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Kowalski Heating & Cooling right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, initiating 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 trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Kowalski Heating & Cooling professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Kowalski Heating & Cooling a call at 724-745-7404 immediately. We want to keep your McMurray home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.