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Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause problems throughout the coldest Columbus days is pretty high on Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling 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 responsible—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 Heating and Cooling 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling a call at 614-451-0846 immediately. We want to keep your Columbus home and family safe and warm.

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