Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications through the coldest Carlsbad days is pretty high on Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services can help you identify 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 taking place 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 usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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 Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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 Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at 575-887-7777 immediately. We want to keep your Carlsbad home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.