Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications throughout the coldest Hudsonville days is pretty high on West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is happening 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 resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services 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 West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, 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. It doesn’t matter how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services technician can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at 616-669-3961 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Hudsonville home and family safe and warm.

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