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 Pocatello days is pretty high on Vogts Heating & Air’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Vogts Heating & Air can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless 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 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’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Vogts Heating & 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Vogts Heating & Air 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Vogts Heating & Air technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Vogts Heating & Air a call at 208-621-0129 immediately. We want to keep your Pocatello home and family safe and warm.