Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications during the coldest Hattiesburg days is pretty high on Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is happening 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 responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-268-3486 immediately. It’s important to keep your Hattiesburg home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.