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 difficulties during the coldest Lexington days is pretty high on James Heating & A/C, Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. James Heating & A/C, Inc 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 taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician. Overworked Furnaces There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes 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 remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, James Heating & A/C, Inc 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call James Heating & A/C, Inc right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your James Heating & A/C, Inc expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Lexington home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.