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 problems throughout the coldest Auburn days is pretty high on Forster Heating’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Forster Heating 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. No matter what is happening 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, Forster Heating 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 suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Forster Heating right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, causing 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 force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Forster Heating expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Forster Heating a call at 530-885-8081 immediately. We want to keep your Auburn home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.