Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications during the coldest West Columbia days is pretty high on Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert. Overworked Furnaces There are several reasons why furnaces can be 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 that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. 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 suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. 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 force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. professional can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-796-9172 immediately. We want to keep your West Columbia home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.