Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause problems through the coldest Katy days is pretty high on Goode Bros AC & Heating’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Goode Bros AC & Heating can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No 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 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 that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Goode Bros AC & Heating 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Goode Bros AC & Heating 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 Goode Bros AC & Heating technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Goode Bros AC & Heating a call at (833)-466-3322 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Katy home and family safe and warm.