Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause problems through the coldest Mount Pleasant days is pretty high on Olde Towne Heating & Air’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Olde Towne Heating & Air can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert. Overworked Furnaces Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re generally preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Olde Towne Heating & Air 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 Olde Towne Heating & Air right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Olde Towne Heating & Air professional can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Olde Towne Heating & Air a call at 843-856-1433 immediately. It’s important to keep your Mount Pleasant home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.