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 difficulties through the coldest Carrollton days is pretty high on Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are examples of 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 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas 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 Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Air Patrol Air Conditioning & Heating of Texas a call at 214-261-0034 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Carrollton home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.