Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause problems throughout the coldest Brandon days is pretty high on Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we usually 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
There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re usually 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 isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. professional can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. a call at 204-728-0180 immediately. It’s important to keep your Brandon home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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