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Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause problems throughout 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, you may need a furnace repair. Gillman Heating and Air can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t matter what is going on 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 typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Gillman Heating and 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 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 hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Gillman Heating and Air technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Gillman Heating and Air a call at 478-202-3076 immediately. It’s important to keep your Perry home and family safe and warm.

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