Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause difficulties through the coldest Grand Prairie days is pretty high on Bon Air Service Company’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Bon Air Service Company can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t matter what is going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re typically 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, Bon Air Service Company 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 Bon Air Service Company right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Bon Air Service Company technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Bon Air Service Company a call at 972-332-1028 immediately. We want to keep your Grand Prairie home and family safe and warm.