Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause difficulties through the coldest Zelienople days is pretty high on Knoechel Heating Company’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Knoechel Heating Company can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t matter what is going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician. 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 fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Knoechel Heating Company can help you out by executing a furnace repair. Short Circuits If you have a short circuit in your furnace, it will trip the breaker promptly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Knoechel Heating Company right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Knoechel Heating Company technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Knoechel Heating Company a call at 724-452-6280 immediately. It’s important to keep your Zelienople home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.