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 complications during the coldest McHenry days is pretty high on Jett's Heating & Air Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Jett's Heating & Air Inc. can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some 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
Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re generally preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Jett's Heating & Air Inc. can help you out by performing 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Jett's Heating & Air Inc. professional can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call at 815-410-1128 immediately. It’s important to keep your McHenry home and family safe and warm.