Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause complications through 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, you may need a furnace repair. Jett's Heating & Air Inc. can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is happening 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 fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Jett's Heating & Air Inc. 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Jett's Heating & Air Inc. expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call at 815-459-4700 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your McHenry home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.