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 difficulties through the coldest Belton days is pretty high on Bell Air Conditioning Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Bell Air Conditioning Inc. can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t matter what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Bell Air Conditioning Inc. 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 Bell Air Conditioning Inc. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Bell Air Conditioning Inc. professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Bell Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 254-307-9572 immediately. It’s important to keep your Belton home and family safe and warm.