Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications throughout the coldest Napoleon and Northwest Ohio days is pretty high on Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional. 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 to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating 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 suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call at 419-592-4756 immediately. It’s important to keep your Napoleon and Northwest Ohio home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.