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 Utica days is pretty high on Main Heating & Cooling, Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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. Regardless what is going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional. 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 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, Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. 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 Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely. If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 586-731-0950 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Utica home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.