Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause problems through the coldest Wyandotte days is pretty high on Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is going on 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 generally 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 that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning 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 trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning professional can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 734-363-8907 immediately. It’s important to keep your Wyandotte home and family safe and warm.