Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause problems during the coldest Saint Louis days is pretty high on Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is going on 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 usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating can help you out by doing a furnace repair.

Short Circuits
If you have a short circuit in your furnace, it will trip the breaker promptly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating a call at 314-961-0875 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Saint Louis home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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