Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties 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, it could mean you need a furnace repair. B & G HVAC can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few 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 a professional.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re typically 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 those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, B & G HVAC can help you out by doing 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call B & G HVAC right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your B & G HVAC professional can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give B & G HVAC a call at 641-752-3429 immediately. It’s important to keep your Marshalltown home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.

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