Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties throughout the coldest Lawrence days is pretty high on Scott Temperature’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Scott Temperature can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t matter what is going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician. Overworked Furnaces There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re generally preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Scott Temperature 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 Scott Temperature 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Scott Temperature technician can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Scott Temperature a call at 785-843-2244 immediately. We want to keep your Lawrence home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.