HVAC repairs

Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications during the coldest Plainfield days is pretty high on PWA Heating & Cooling Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. PWA Heating & Cooling Inc can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some 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 professional.

Overworked Furnaces
There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and remedied during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, PWA Heating & Cooling Inc 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 PWA Heating & Cooling Inc right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your PWA Heating & Cooling Inc professional can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-768-6656 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Plainfield home and family safe and warm. You can also schedule a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.