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 through the coldest Keokuk days is pretty high on WM J Kraus & Son’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. WM J Kraus & Son can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we usually see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is going on with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert. Overworked Furnaces There are several reasons why furnaces can be overworked, but they’re generally 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 that’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, WM J Kraus & Son 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call WM J Kraus & Son 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 force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your WM J Kraus & Son expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If you noticed that the circuit breaker is tripping, give WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-524-3714 immediately. We want to keep your Keokuk home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.