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 difficulties during the coldest the Rio Grande Valley days is pretty high on Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t matter what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, causing 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 Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. a call at 956-381-1162 immediately. We want to keep your the Rio Grande Valley home and family safe and warm.