Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause complications through the coldest Franklin Lakes days is pretty high on Total Comfort’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Total Comfort can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are examples of 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 to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Total Comfort 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 Total Comfort right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Total Comfort expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Total Comfort a call at 201-891-1333 immediately. We want to keep your Franklin Lakes home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.