Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties through the coldest Wharton days is pretty high on Faust Air Conditioning and Heating’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Faust Air Conditioning and Heating can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we typically 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 an expert.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re generally preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Faust Air Conditioning and Heating 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Faust Air Conditioning and Heating right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Faust Air Conditioning and Heating expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Faust Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 979-532-2511 immediately. We want to keep your Wharton 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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