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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 through the coldest Magnolia days is pretty high on JTech Mechanical’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. JTech Mechanical can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t matter what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician.

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 to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, JTech Mechanical 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call JTech Mechanical 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 JTech Mechanical expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give JTech Mechanical a call at 281-231-8768 immediately. We want to keep your Magnolia home and family safe and warm.