Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties through the coldest Perry days is pretty high on Gillman Heating and Air’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Gillman Heating and Air can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we commonly 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 an expert.

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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Gillman Heating and Air 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Gillman Heating and Air 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Gillman Heating and Air professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Gillman Heating and Air a call at 478-202-3076 immediately. We want to keep your Perry home and family safe and warm.