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 complications during the coldest York days is pretty high on Strine's Heating & A/C Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Strine's Heating & A/C Inc can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we typically see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No 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 several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Strine's Heating & A/C Inc 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 instantly when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Strine's Heating & A/C Inc right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Strine's Heating & A/C Inc expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Strine's Heating & A/C Inc a call at 717-755-4127 immediately. We want to keep your York home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our experts using our online scheduler.