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 problems during the coldest Olathe days is pretty high on Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning can help you find out 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 a qualified technician.

Overworked Furnaces
There are a variety of explanations as to why your furnace becomes overworked, but they’re usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often responsible—and those problems can be easily identified and resolved during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning 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 suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning 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 trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning professional can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely.

When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 913-432-3342 immediately. We want to keep your Olathe home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.

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