Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties throughout the coldest Norton days is pretty high on HCE Systems Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. HCE Systems Inc can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some 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 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 to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, HCE Systems Inc 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call HCE Systems Inc right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your HCE Systems Inc technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give HCE Systems Inc a call at 276-302-0076 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Norton home and family safe and warm.