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 Augusta days is pretty high on Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is going on 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 generally preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning can help you out by executing 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 706-722-5304 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Augusta home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.