Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications during the coldest Macon days is pretty high on Air Temperature Control’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Air Temperature Control 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. It doesn’t matter what is going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional. 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 the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Air Temperature Control 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Air Temperature Control right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, causing 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 Air Temperature Control technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Air Temperature Control a call at 478-784-1109 immediately. It’s important to keep your Macon home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.