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 during the coldest Derby days is pretty high on Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning can help you determine 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 happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional.

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 fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning 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 force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 203-772-8319 immediately. It’s important to keep your Derby home and family safe and warm.