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 Moline days is pretty high on J.L. Brady Company LLC’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. J.L. Brady Company LLC can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are examples of reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. Regardless what is taking place with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician. Overworked Furnaces Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re generally 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 that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, J.L. Brady Company LLC 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call J.L. Brady Company LLC right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, resulting in fires or other serious damages. Wiring Problems Faulty installation or loose connections can cause your furnace to short circuit and trip your circuit breaker. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your J.L. Brady Company LLC technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give J.L. Brady Company LLC a call at 309-517-7511 immediately. It’s important to keep your Moline home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.