Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications throughout the coldest McMurray days is pretty high on Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician.

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 isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing can help you out by executing 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing a call at 724-370-0141 immediately. It’s important to keep your McMurray home and family safe and warm.