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 during the coldest Bartlesville days is pretty high on Farris Heating & Air’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Farris Heating & Air can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician.

Overworked Furnaces
Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re generally preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Farris Heating & Air 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Farris Heating & Air 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 trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Farris Heating & Air expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Farris Heating & Air a call at 918-534-8194 immediately. It’s important to keep your Bartlesville home and family safe and warm.