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 complications during the coldest Raceland days is pretty high on Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is going on 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 usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service 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 Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service professional can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service a call at 985-537-6795 immediately. It’s important to keep your Raceland home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.