Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties throughout the coldest St. Louis days is pretty high on Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating 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. It doesn’t matter what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional.

Overworked Furnaces
Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, initiating 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 Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating a call at 314-262-4541 immediately. We want to keep your St. Louis home and family safe and warm.