Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause problems through 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 find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few 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 an expert.

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 responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning 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 suspect 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 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning professional can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-292-9763 immediately. It’s important to keep your Hattiesburg home and family safe and warm.