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 difficulties through the coldest Erie days is pretty high on Patterson & Stirling Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Patterson & Stirling Inc can help you find out what the exact problem is, but here are examples of 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 usually preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often to blame—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If those are not responsible for your furnace trouble, Patterson & Stirling 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 suspect you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Patterson & Stirling Inc right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very dangerous, 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. No matter how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Patterson & Stirling Inc expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Patterson & Stirling Inc a call at 814-833-5558 immediately. It’s important to keep your Erie home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.