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 problems during the coldest Selbyville days is pretty high on Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few 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 a qualified technician. 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 responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing 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 trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing a call at 302-436-2922 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Selbyville home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.