Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications throughout the coldest Lafayette days is pretty high on AC Sales’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. AC Sales can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t matter what is going on 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 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, AC Sales 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call AC Sales 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 AC Sales professional can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give AC Sales a call at (337) 234-2345 immediately. We want to keep your Lafayette home and family safe and warm.