Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause complications throughout the coldest Hamilton days is pretty high on Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few 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 professional.

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 the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC 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 Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC a call at 513-275-3601 immediately. It’s important to keep your Hamilton home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.

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