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 during the coldest Columbia days is pretty high on Watts Electric & A/C Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Watts Electric & A/C Inc can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert. Overworked Furnaces There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Watts Electric & A/C Inc 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Watts Electric & A/C Inc 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 Watts Electric & A/C Inc professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Watts Electric & A/C Inc a call at 601-736-7362 immediately. It’s important to keep your Columbia home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.