Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

Heating

Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause problems during the coldest Peoria days is pretty high on Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we commonly 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
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re usually 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 that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC 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 Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC 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 force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC professional can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 309-437-2703 immediately. It’s important to keep your Peoria home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.

Back To Blog