Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause complications through the coldest New Castle days is pretty high on Central Heating & Plumbing’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Central Heating & Plumbing can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is going on 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 generally 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 that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Central Heating & Plumbing 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Central Heating & Plumbing 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Central Heating & Plumbing expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Central Heating & Plumbing a call at 724-658-7111 immediately. We want to keep your New Castle home and family safe and warm.

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