Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

January 19, 2018

Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause difficulties throughout the coldest Beaverton days is pretty high on Garoken Energy Co. Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Garoken Energy Co. Inc. 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 happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a professional.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re usually 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, Garoken Energy Co. 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Garoken Energy Co. Inc. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, initiating 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Garoken Energy Co. Inc. professional can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely.

If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give Garoken Energy Co. Inc. a call at 503-374-1934 immediately. We want to keep your Beaverton home and family safe and warm.