Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause complications during the coldest Siloam Springs days is pretty high on Siloam Springs Heating & AC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Siloam Springs Heating & AC can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless 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 the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Siloam Springs Heating & AC 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Siloam Springs Heating & AC 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Siloam Springs Heating & AC professional can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Siloam Springs Heating & AC a call at 479-308-8176 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Siloam Springs home and family safe and warm.