Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications through the coldest Aurora days is pretty high on Service Plus Mechanical’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Service Plus Mechanical can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Service Plus Mechanical 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Service Plus 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 Service Plus Mechanical technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Service Plus Mechanical a call at 630-473-4749 immediately. We want to keep your Aurora home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.