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 throughout the coldest Winchester days is pretty high on Thornberry Bros Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Thornberry Bros Inc can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician. Overworked Furnaces Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Thornberry Bros 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Thornberry Bros Inc 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 Thornberry Bros Inc technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Thornberry Bros Inc a call at 859-745-1564 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Winchester home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.