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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 problems throughout the coldest Anchorage days is pretty high on Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services 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 happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician.

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 fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services can help you out by performing 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 suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services 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 force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services professional can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services a call at 907-202-9798 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Anchorage home and family safe and warm.