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Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications through 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 examples of reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is going on 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 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 doing 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 think 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 hazardous, 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. Regardless of 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 803-265-4208 immediately. It’s important to keep your West Columbia home and family safe and warm.

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