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 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, you may need a furnace repair. Forster Heating can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we commonly 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 an expert.

Overworked Furnaces
There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—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 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Forster Heating 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 Forster Heating technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Forster Heating a call at 530-885-8081 immediately. It’s important to keep your Auburn home and family safe and warm.

Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, 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, you may need a furnace repair. Forster Heating can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we commonly 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 an expert. Overworked Furnaces There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—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 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Forster Heating 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 Forster Heating technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Forster Heating a call at 530-885-8081 immediately. It’s important to keep your Auburn home and family safe and warm.">