HVAC repairs

Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications during the coldest West Jefferson days is pretty high on West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we usually 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 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 responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. 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 West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, resulting in 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 West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give West Jefferson Plumbing and Heating, Inc. a call at 614-450-1575 immediately. It’s important to keep your West Jefferson home and family safe and warm.

Back To Blog