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 during the coldest Pacheco days is pretty high on Clean Air HVAC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Clean Air HVAC 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. 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
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 responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Clean Air HVAC 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Clean Air HVAC 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 trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Clean Air HVAC technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Clean Air HVAC a call at 925-233-6238 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Pacheco home and family safe and warm.

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