Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties throughout the coldest Bishop days is pretty high on Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we typically 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 the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning can help you out by doing 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning 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 trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034 immediately. We want to keep your Bishop home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.