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 problems through the coldest Scottsboro days is pretty high on Southern Heating & Cooling Inc.’s list of “Bad Things.” If your furnace is tripping your circuit breaker, you may need a furnace repair. Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. 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 an expert. 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’s not the cause of your furnace trouble, Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. 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 think you have a short circuit in your furnace, call Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. right away for a furnace repair. Short circuits can be very hazardous, 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. Regardless of how they got that way, loose wires can trigger your furnace to overheat and trip your circuit. Your Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. professional can find and tighten any loose connections and ensure your furnace is functioning safely. When your circuit breaker is tripping, give Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. a call at 256-574-1300 immediately. We’re happy to help keep your Scottsboro home and family safe and warm. You can also book a furnace repair appointment with our team using our online scheduler.