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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 difficulties 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, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Rescue Heating & Air can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we commonly 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
Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, 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 fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Rescue Heating & Air can help you out by performing 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 Rescue Heating & Air right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, causing 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. It’s important to keep your Alice home and family safe and warm.

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