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 Portland Metro days is pretty high on Central Air Inc’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, there is a chance you need a furnace repair. Central Air Inc can help you determine what the exact problem is, but here are some reasons we commonly 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 Furnaces become overworked for a number of reasons, but they’re typically preventable. Dirty air filters and blocked or closed vents are often the culprit—and those problems can be easily identified and fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Central Air 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 immediately when you turn it on. If you believe you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Central Air Inc right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can force your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Central Air Inc expert can find and tighten any loose connections and keep your furnace operating safely. If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Central Air Inc a call at 503-656-1908 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Portland Metro home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.