Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause problems during the coldest Carson City days is pretty high on Anderson Heating & A/C’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Anderson Heating & A/C 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 happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert. Overworked Furnaces Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re typically 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, Anderson Heating & A/C 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Anderson Heating & A/C right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Anderson Heating & A/C expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely. If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Anderson Heating & A/C a call at 775-882-8154 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Carson City home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.