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Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties during 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, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Olde Towne Heating & Air can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we typically 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
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re generally 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, 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Olde Towne Heating & Air right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, resulting in 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 Olde Towne Heating & Air professional 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 Olde Towne Heating & Air a call at 843-485-0967 immediately. We want to keep your Mount Pleasant home and family safe and warm.

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