Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause problems during the coldest Augusta days is pretty high on McCune Heating & Cooling’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. McCune Heating & Cooling can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional.

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 to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, McCune Heating & Cooling 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call McCune Heating & Cooling right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your McCune Heating & Cooling technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give McCune Heating & Cooling a call at 316-733-9123 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Augusta home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.

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