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 Charlottesville days is pretty high on Beck Cohen’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Beck Cohen can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we commonly 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 usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Beck Cohen 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 suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Beck Cohen right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Beck Cohen expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Beck Cohen a call at 434-296-0129 immediately. We want to keep your Charlottesville home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.