Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties through the coldest Middletown days is pretty high on Schagrin Gas Company’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Schagrin Gas Company can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. It doesn’t 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 generally preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Schagrin Gas Company 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 Schagrin Gas Company right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Schagrin Gas Company expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Schagrin Gas Company a call at 302-658-2000 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Middletown home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.