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 West Valley days is pretty high on Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t matter what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert. 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 responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning 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 Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-305-4777 immediately. It’s important to keep your West Valley home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.