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 Elmhurst days is pretty high on Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few 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 a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, 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, Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 630-833-1100 immediately. We want to keep your Elmhurst home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.