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Why is Your Furnace Tripping Your Circuit Breaker?

It’s never a good thing to have an appliance trip your circuit breaker, but having your furnace cause difficulties through the coldest Midlothian days is pretty high on Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, it could mean you need a furnace repair. Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. can help you identify what the exact problem is, but here are a few reasons we commonly see: overworked furnaces, short circuits and wiring problems. No matter what is happening with your furnace, if your circuit breaker is tripping, you need to call in a qualified technician.

Overworked Furnaces
There are several reasons why furnaces can be 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 fixed during a preventive maintenance visit. If that isn’t the reason for your furnace trouble, Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. can help you out by executing 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 Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. 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 trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. expert can find and tighten any loose connections and make sure your furnace is operating safely.

If your circuit breaker is tripping, give Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. a call at 804-372-0313 immediately. We want to keep your Midlothian home and family safe and warm. You can also arrange a furnace repair appointment with us using our online scheduler.