Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause problems during the coldest Richardson days is pretty high on Hammack Service Company’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Hammack Service Company can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert. Overworked Furnaces There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, 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, Hammack Service Company 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 Hammack Service Company right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, resulting in fires or other serious damages. Wiring Problems Faulty installation or loose connections can cause your furnace to short circuit and trip your circuit breaker. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Hammack Service Company technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Hammack Service Company a call at 972-669-9192 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Richardson home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.