Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties during the coldest Colfax days is pretty high on Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we commonly 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 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 fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Ackerman 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 509-397-3622 immediately. We want to keep your Colfax home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.