Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

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It’s not a good thing when one your appliances is tripping your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause complications during the coldest Pella days is pretty high on Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating 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. Regardless what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in an expert.

Overworked Furnaces
There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes 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’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating 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 promptly when you turn it on. If you suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very risky, causing 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 Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating expert can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call at 641-628-3621 immediately. We want to keep your Pella home and family safe and warm.

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