HVAC repairs

Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties during the coldest Plover days is pretty high on Point Heating & Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Point Heating & Cooling 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 going on 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 typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Point Heating & Cooling can help you out by performing 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 Point Heating & Cooling right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Point Heating & Cooling expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Point Heating & Cooling a call at 715-345-1979 immediately. It’s important to keep your Plover home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.