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 problems through the coldest Marshalltown days is pretty high on B & G HVAC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. B & G HVAC can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No 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 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 the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, B & G HVAC 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call B & G HVAC right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your B & G HVAC technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give B & G HVAC a call at 641-323-1210 immediately. We want to keep your Marshalltown home and family safe and warm.