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 complications throughout the coldest Englewood days is pretty high on TemperaturePro®’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. TemperaturePro® can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is going on 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 usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, TemperaturePro® 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call TemperaturePro® right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your TemperaturePro® technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give TemperaturePro® a call at 720-446-5100 immediately. We want to keep your Englewood home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.