Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications during the coldest Bountiful days is pretty high on Craig's Heating & Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Craig's Heating & Cooling can help you find out 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 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 the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Craig's Heating & Cooling 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Craig's Heating & Cooling right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Craig's Heating & Cooling expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Craig's Heating & Cooling a call at 801-295-3357 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Bountiful home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.

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