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 problems throughout the coldest Columbus days is pretty high on Wolfe & Sons Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Wolfe & Sons Inc can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is taking place 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 generally preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Wolfe & Sons Inc 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Wolfe & Sons Inc right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Wolfe & Sons Inc technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Wolfe & Sons Inc a call at 614-451-0846 immediately. It’s important to keep your Columbus home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.