Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker? 01/19/2018Having an appliance tripping your circuit breaker is never a good thing, but having your furnace cause complications through the coldest Topeka days is pretty high on Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are examples of 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 Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re usually 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 those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. 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 believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. 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 cause your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. technician can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. a call at 785-357-6200 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Topeka home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.