Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause complications through the coldest the Main Line days is pretty high on O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t matter what is going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician. 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 remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning can help you out by doing 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 O'Brien Heating & 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 trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-626-2540 immediately. It’s important to keep your the Main Line home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.