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Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause problems through the coldest Alice days is pretty high on Rescue Heating & Air ’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Rescue Heating & Air can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No 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 typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Rescue Heating & Air 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Rescue Heating & Air 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 force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Rescue Heating & Air technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Rescue Heating & Air a call at 361-265-4371 immediately. We want to keep your Alice home and family safe and warm.

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