Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties throughout the coldest Saint Peters days is pretty high on C-N-O Comfort Zone’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. C-N-O Comfort Zone 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 taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional. Overworked Furnaces There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re typically 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 those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, C-N-O Comfort Zone 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call C-N-O Comfort Zone right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your C-N-O Comfort Zone technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give C-N-O Comfort Zone a call at 636-578-1777 immediately. It’s important to keep your Saint Peters home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.