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 difficulties throughout the coldest Fort Worth days is pretty high on Breeze Air and Heat’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Breeze Air and Heat can help you determine 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 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 usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Breeze Air and Heat 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Breeze Air and Heat 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Breeze Air and Heat professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Breeze Air and Heat a call at 817-864-1021 immediately. It’s important to keep your Fort Worth home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.